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Her Majesty’s Attorney General v The Conde Nast Publications Ltd (Penalty)
4th February 2016 - Contempt

Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete (“MTE”) and Index.hu v Hungary – Application No: 22947/13
2nd February 2016 - The Fourth Section of the ECtHR has unanimously found a violation of Article 10 ECHR where the Hungarian domestic courts had ruled that the Applicants – MTE and Index.hu – had assumed liability for comments published by readers on their websites.

Stocker v Stocker [2016] EWHC 147 (QB)
29th January 2016 - Defamation

R(C) v Secretary of State for Justice [2016] UKSC 2
27th January 2016 - Open Justice - Reporting Restrictions

Yeo v Times Newspapers Ltd [2015] EWHC 3375 (QB)
25th November 2015 - Defamation, Article 8 ECHR, Article 10 ECHR

Weller and Ors v Associated Newspapers Limited [2015] EWCA Civ 1176
20th November 2015 - Article 8 ECHR, Article 10 ECHR, privacy

Her Majesty’s Attorney General v The Conde Nast Publications Ltd [2015] EWHC 3322 (Admin)
19th November 2015 - On 18 November 2015 the Administrative Court gave judgment granting the Attorney General's application to commit the Defendant for contempt of court under the "strict liability" rule. The case concerned an article in the April 2014 edition of GQ magazine commenting on the "phone hacking" trial (R v Edmondson & Ors) and published while that trial was still in progress. A penalty hearing will follow. Andrew Caldecott QC and Aidan Eardley, instructed by the Treasury Solicitor, represented the Attorney General.

Richardson v Facebook & Google UK Limited [2015] EWHC 3154 (QB)
17th November 2015 - On 2 November 2015, Warby J handed down judgment in consolidated appeals arising from claims which had been brought against Facebook UK Limited and Google UK Limited. The judgment serves as a helpful clarification to litigants about the need to sue the correct entity in the context of alleged internet intermediary cases. It also addresses a number of misconceptions which have arisen in respect of the CJEU’s decision in Costeja v AEPD (the ‘Google Spain’ case) regarding liability in data protection law. Caroline Addy was instructed by White & Case on behalf of Facebook UK Limited. David Glen was instructed by Pinsent Masons on behalf of Google UK Limited.

KL and NN v Sunday Newspapers Limited [2015] NIQB 88
26th October 2015 - New Northern Ireland decision on open justice in civil claims

Re C (A Child) (Appn by Dr X and Y) [2015] EWFC 79
29th September 2015 - Access to and use of documents from Family Court proceedings – Duty of confidence

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