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Bukovsky v Crown Prosecution Service  EWHC 1926 (QB)
28th July 2016 - “Court determines meaning of CPS press release and strikes out claim”. Aidan Eardley, instructed by the Government Legal Department, appeared for the Defendant.
Economou v de Freitas  EWHC 1853 (QB)
27th July 2016 - First "public interest" defence succeeds after landmark trial.
Manuel Barca QC and Ian Helme represented the Defendant.
Simpson v MGN Ltd
26th July 2016 - “The Court of Appeal has reversed the decision of Warby J striking out the defence of justification in this libel claim brought by Premiership footballer Danny Simpson. In doing so, the Court drew a distinction between the meaning of the words complained of and the intensity of the defamatory sting. The Claimant, represented by Manuel Barca QC and Aidan Eardley, is seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court”
Re Times Newspapers Ltd  EWCA Crim 887
8th July 2016 - Reporting restrictions/contempt of court
PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd  UKSC 26
19th May 2016 - privacy, breach of confidence, Article 8 / 10 ECHR, interim injunctions
Axon v MOD v News Group Newspapers Ltd  EWHC 787 (QB)
11 April 2016 - Ex-Royal Navy Commanding Officer loses privacy claim against the MoD. In his judgment following trial Nicol J held that the claimant, Mr Axon, had no reasonable expectation of privacy and was owed no duty of confidence by the MOD in relation to information leaked by an MOD employee to the Sun newspaper. The information concerned Royal Navy findings of bullying by Mr Axon of junior officers on board a warship. The MOD had claimed an indemnity from News Group for the publication in the Sun and that claim was also therefore dismissed. Catrin Evans QC acted for News Group (instructed by Wiggin LLP)
Stocker v Stocker
3rd March 2016 - Defamation
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  EWHC 147 (QB)
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29th January 2016 - Defamation