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Specialist media lawyer joins firm

Specialist media lawyer joins firm October 2003 We are delighted to announce that specialist defamation and media litigator, Amber Melville-Brown, has joined the firm as a consultant.

We’ve been promoted!

We’ve been promoted! October 2003 We are very pleased to announce that the firm was promoted to the top group of defamation lawyers in the Legal 500 2004 edition confirming our position as one of the top five defamation law … Read further

Evening Standard apologises to Orlando Figes

Evening Standard apologises to Orlando Figes July 2003 The Evening Standard claimed that Orlando Figes, who had been short-listed for the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, was ruled out of the competition because of ‘devastating’ allegations of plagiarism. Following … Read further

Defendant represented on CFA with insurance wins libel claim

Defendant represented on CFA with insurance wins libel claim May 2003 We represented Richmond Pharmacology Limited under a unique conditional fee agreement backed by after the event insurance, which meant that if the defendant had lost it would have capped … Read further

Keith Chegwin statement in open court

Keith Chegwin statement in open court May 2003 This publicly confirmed that The People’s allegations against Chegwin in their March edition were false (see below), and added the newspaper’s apologies. People used undercover reporter in bid to trap Chegwin

Keith Chegwin wins libel claim against The People

Keith Chegwin wins libel claim against The People March 2003 The People had published an article claiming that Keith Chegwin was planning to commit criminal offences for his new television programme ‘Stars and their Cars’. We represented the television presenter … Read further

BBC retracts John Gregory accusations

BBC retracts John Gregory accusations February 2003 We successfully represented the football manager John Gregory against allegations made on a BBC Radio that he had been accused by the Football Association of serious wrongdoing. The BBC broadcast a retraction, and … Read further

Liam Gallagher was not assaulted by Doorman

Liam Gallagher was not assaulted by Doorman November 2002 An interview in The Sun claimed that Liam Gallagher and his girlfriend had been assaulted by a doorman at the Met Bar. Our client was a doorman pictured in the accompanying … Read further

Supermodel’s summary decision overturned by Court of Appeal

Supermodel’s summary decision overturned by Court of Appeal November 2002 Vanessa Frisbee was Naomi Campbell’s agent until the model prematurely ended her contract. Frisbee then disclosed information to the papers, which Campbell claimed breached a confidentiality agreement. We defended Frisbee … Read further

Major Scallywag dispute rekindled

Major Scallywag dispute rekindled September 2002 Following John Major’s admission of a four year affair with Edwina Currie, various publications who were sued by Major for suggesting he had committed adultery are now considering legal action to recover their losses. … Read further