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ERY v Associated Newspapers Limited [2016] EWHC 2760 (QB)
4th November 2016 - Privacy - Andrew Caldecott QC, instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, appeared for ANL.

Begg v British Broadcasting Corporation [2016] EWHC 2688 (QB)
28th October 2016 - Defamation - Andrew Caldecott QC and Jane Phillips act for BBC in its successful defence of justification against Imam Shakeel Begg accused of extremism [by preaching jihad as the greatest of deeds] on the Sunday Politics show.

Breyer v Bundesrepublik Deutschland
19th October 2016 - Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”)

R (on the app. of Ingenious Media Holdings Plc) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2016] UKSC 54
19th October 2016 - Breach of confidence

Bukovsky v Crown Prosecution Service [2016] 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 [2016] 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 [2016] EWCA Crim 887
8th July 2016 - Reporting restrictions/contempt of court

PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] UKSC 26
19th May 2016 - privacy, breach of confidence, Article 8 / 10 ECHR, interim injunctions

Axon v MOD v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] 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)

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