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Defendant given permission to appeal in Stocker v Stocker, the Facebook libel case

Lady Justice Arden has today (5 April) given, our client, Nicola Stocker permission to appeal the judgment of Mr Justice Mitting of last March. The appeal will address the important issue of responsibility for publication on social media.  Mrs Stocker … Read further

David Price QC instructed by Kingsley Napley for Katie Hopkins to appeal Monroe v Hopkins judgment.

David Price QC and Jonathan Price have been instructed by Kingsley Napley on behalf of Katie Hopkins to appeal the judgment of Mr Justice Warby in Monroe v Hopkins. The application to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal … Read further

Geneva appeal court recognises High Court costs order in Subotic libel claim

In October 2013 Mr Justice Dingemans stuck out a claim by Serbian businessman, Stanko Subotic, against former head of the Montenegrin trade mission to Washington, Ratko Knezevic, on grounds of Jameel abuse of process and ordered Mr Subotic to pay … Read further

Karin Ward settles claim with BBC

Karin Ward has settled her claim against the BBC.   We acted for Ms Ward in seeking an indemnity from the BBC in relation to the costs incurred in successfully defending a libel action brought against her by Freddie Starr.  The … Read further

David Price QC returns from sabbatical

We are delighted to announce that David Price is now back full-time following his sabbatical. The practice looks forward to continuing its work at the forefront of defamation and privacy law and will continue to offer defendant CFAs in selected … Read further

Karin Ward claims indemnity from BBC

Karin Ward has issued proceedings against the BBC for an indemnity in relation to her legal costs of the libel claim brought against her by Freddie Starr following an interview she gave to them exposing the Jimmy Savile scandal. The … Read further

After 25 years on the front line David Price is taking some R&R

David Price will be taking a sabbatical from 7 March. The practice will continue to act in existing litigation, but will not take on any new cases. PS. He is in good health and sane

Libel claim brought by BES Group discontinued

DPSA has successfully defended a libel claim brought by BES Utilities and Commercial Power against businessman Neil Scrivener. Following the emergence of an Ofgem report published on 25 November, which contained Ofgem’s intention to impose a financial penalty on BES for … Read further

The Independent and The Standard seek permission to appeal in Lachaux

DPSA continues to act for the Independent and the Evening Standard in a libel claim brought against them by Bruno Lachaux over articles published in their respective print and online editions. In a judgment handed down by Mr Justice Warby … Read further

Karin Ward successfully defends libel claim

Karin Ward has successfully defended a libel action brought by Freddie Starr. Read the judgment of Mr Justice Nicol here.