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Court of Appeal rejects Claimant's appeal in Makudi v Triesman
26th February 2014 - The Court of Appeal handed down their reserved judgment in the case of Makudi v Triesman  EWCA Civ 179 yesterday. The claim, in respect of publications made by the Defendant to James Dingemans QC (as he then was) as part of an FA enquiry into allegations previously made by the Defendant in evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, was struck out by Tugendhat J last year.
Andrew Caldecott QC and Clare Kissin, instructed by RPC, acted for the Defendant/Respondent
RBOS Shareholders Action Group Ltd v (1) NGN (2) Christopher Musson  EWHC 130 (QB)
4th February 2014 - Trial of a preliminary issue; Defamation - determination of meaning
Vidal-Hall & Ors v Google Inc  EWHC 13 (QB)
16th January 2014 - Breach of confidence, Misuse of Private Information, Data Protection
17th December 2013 - Reporting Restrictions, Anonymity, Release of material to the media
R v Marines A, B, C, D, E and Guardian News and Media and other Media; Marines A, B, C, D, E v The Judge Advocate General and the Ministry of Defence  EWCA Crim 2367
Mireskandari v Centaur Media PLC  EWHC 3551 (QB)
26th November 2013 - Mr Justice Tugendhat entered summary judgment for Centaur Media Group PLC, publisher of ‘The Lawyer’ magazine, in a libel claim brought against it by Shahrokh Mireskandari, who was a solicitor and had been senior partner at the law firm Dean & Dean.
Mitchell v News Group Newspapers  EWCA Civ 1537
27th November 2013 - Defamation, Costs
Karpov v Browder & Ors  EWHC 3071 – ‘Magnitsky case’ libel action struck out
In an important decision concerning the Jameel doctrine as applied to foreign claimants, Mr Justice Simon has struck out as an abuse of process libel claims brought in England by Pavel Karpov, a retired Russian policeman, against the UK-domiciled Bill Browder and others. In the same judgment the Court ruled that the Defendants were not in a position to justify their allegation that the claimant was involved in Mr Magnitsky’s torture and murder.
Andrew Caldecott QC and Ian Helme (instructed by Olswang LLP) acted for the claimant. Catrin Evans (instructed by HowardKennedyFSI LLP) was junior counsel for the defendants.
Nowak v (1) Nursing & Midwifery Council (2) Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS F. Trust  EWHC 1932 (QB)
23rd July 2013
Surrey County Council v Al-Hilli and the Chief Constable of Surrey  EWHC 2190 (Fam)
22nd July 2013 - Reporting the Courts, Freedom of Expression
Hayes(FC) v Willoughby  UKSC 17
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20th March 2013 - Harassment