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Libel and harassment claim against former Tower Hamlets’ Mayor discontinued

DPSA has successfully defended former Tower Hamlets Mayor, Soyful Alom, in a libel and harassment claim brought against him and his son by Eric Jafari and Tariq Usmani, and their respective companies Bridgepoint Ventures and Henley Homes plc. The businessmen … Read further

Libel claim against Ugandan journalist struck out

We successfully defended journalist Robert Egwea in a libel action brought against him by Colonel John Charles Ogole, a former officer in the Ugandan military. Col Ogole had complained about comments made about him in an online article following a … Read further

Telegraph wins libel claim over community service report

We secured a victory for the Daily Telegraph over a report that a transsexual convicted of harassing her neighbour had had her community sentence reduced by the Court of Appeal, despite being unable to overturn the convictions. Jan Krause complained … Read further

Elliott seeks hearing after permission to appeal refused

Sir Stephen Sedley has refused our client, Paul Elliott, permission to appeal, following Dingemans J’s decision not to strike out the claim. He observed that to be a source may not be “morally inconsequential.”  His full reasons can be found here. … Read further

Spiller costs dispute settled

The long running case of Joseph v Spiller has finally concluded. It went to the Supreme Court prior to the trial and led to the liberalisation of the defence of honest comment. At trial Tugendhat J rejected the defences of … Read further

Elliott seeks to appeal ruling on Rufus libel claim

We continue to act for former footballer Paul Elliott, who is seeking permission to appeal the decision not to strike out a libel claim made against him by Richard Rufus. The proposed appeal raises important issues of principle in relation … Read further

DPSA defends journalist over article on Ugandan community website

We are representing journalist Robert Egwea in a libel claim brought by Colonel John Charles Ogole, a former officer in the Ugandan military. The claim relates to statements made in an online article following a conference of the Lango community … Read further

That Internet successfully defends Nominet claim

DPSA has successfully represented That Internet Ltd and its director Graeme Wingate in a libel claim brought against them by Nominet UK and its chief executive Lesley Cowley. The claim has now been discontinued by the Claimants. Mr Wingate said: … Read further

David Price speaks at the Society of Editors Conference

David Price QC, the firm’s principal, gave the after-dinner address at the Gala Dinner of the 2013 conference. Read David’s speech on the potential effects of press regulation here.

Defamation cases against media groups halve in five years

David Price QC has recently been quoted in the Guardian in relation to his views on the decline in defamation cases being brought against media groups. He commented that newspapers are under the microscope and that may have led them … Read further