E-Privacy Goes Mobile – Panopticon

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in conspiracy, injunctions, internet, news, privacy, regulations, telecommunications by tracey

‘Although most readers of this blog will be familiar, to some extent, with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (“PECR”), they are a rarely sighted beast in the reported jurisprudence. Panopticon is aware of individual damages claims brought in the County Courts for small sums, but even they are few and far between.’

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Panopticon, 2nd December 2015

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Police’s ’12 errors’ as investigation into death of toddler Poppi Worthington went nowhere – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2015 in children, complaints, injunctions, inquests, news, police, public interest by tracey

‘A judge has listed 12 separate errors made by police as they investigated the death of Poppi Worthington, finally lifting a veil of secrecy that has barred the public from knowing anything about how the toddler died three years ago.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2015

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Expectations of privacy abroad – Panopticon

Posted November 24th, 2015 in appeals, children, foreign jurisdictions, injunctions, news, photography, privacy by sally

‘As all celebrities know, to get the High Court to stop paparazzi pictures of you from being published, the first thing you have to do is show you had a reasonable expectation of privacy. But what if you were snapped outside of the jurisdiction and whilst English law principles suggest that you did have such an expectation, the local law where the photographs were taken says you do not?’

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Panopticon, 23rd November 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update November 2015 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during October 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd November 2015

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Top actor wins legal ban on “revenge porn” material – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 13th, 2015 in harassment, injunctions, internet, news, pornography by tracey

‘A top actor has won a High Court ruling preventing sexually explicit material and “revenge porn” from being published.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th October 2015

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Man jailed for second time for breaching anti-social behaviour injunction – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 6th, 2015 in ASBOs, injunctions, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A Bristol man has been jailed for three months for persistently breaching an anti-social behaviour injunction.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th October 2015

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Judge criticises ‘chaotic’ rules on media coverage of divorce disputes – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2015 in divorce, injunctions, judges, media, news, regulations, reporting restrictions by sally

‘Regulations concerning media reporting of how divorcing couples divide up their disputed assets are chaotic, a senior family court judge has acknowledged.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2015

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Schoolgirls need protection from forced marriage, Ofsted warned – The Guardian

‘The founder of a charity that offers helplines and refuge to women escaping from forced marriages has called on Ofsted inspectors to focus on the issue when visiting schools where girls may be at risk.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2015

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The Pregabalin Trial: Generics (UK) Ltd v Warner-Lambert Company LLC – NIPC Law

Posted September 22nd, 2015 in injunctions, medicines, news, patents by sally

‘According to drugs.com, pregabalin is an anti-epileptic drug which works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. A European patent for the drug was granted to Warner-Lambert Co, LLC (“Warner-Lambert”)(now a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.) under EP number 0 641 330. That patent expired on 17 May 2013 but was extended by a supplementary protection certificate (“SPC”) until 17 May 2018. That SPC was allowed to lapse on 14 Oct 2013 and Warner-Lambert’s data exclusivity in respect of the data used to obtain the marketing authorisation for prehabalin expired on 8 July 2014. Since then anybody has been free to make, import or sell pregabalin for treating epilepsy and generalized anxiety disorder in the United Kingdom and several companies including some of the parties to these proceedings have done just that.’

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NIPC Law, 18th September 2015

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Media and privacy law – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 22nd, 2015 in injunctions, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The spring of 2011 saw a rise in hysteria over privacy law. Superinjunctions were being simultaneously dismantled using the ancient protections afforded to debates in parliament, and more modern protections of anonymous postings on social media.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st September 2015

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Injunction and damages in libel case awarded against anonymous website – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 18th, 2015 in damages, defamation, injunctions, internet, news by tracey

‘Brett Wilson LLP v Person(s) Unknown, Responsible for the Operation of the Website solicitorsfromhell.co.uk, 7 September (Warby J) [2015] EWHC 2628 (QB). This was a claim in libel by a firm of solicitors who acted for another firm which also claimed against the operators of SFHUK, causing the original site to be shut down (Law Society v Rick Kordowski [2011]). In this case the words complained of appeared on a new site, but despite efforts by the present claimants, it was not possible to find out who was operating it. The site alleged various aspects of mismanagement, including incompetence and fraud. It also quoted a client of the claimant firm who alleged overcharging and who refused to pay their fees. (It is worth noting that the site appears to have been taken down since default judgement was given in this case).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th September 2015

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Judge orders removal of defamatory references to law firm on Solicitors From Hell copycat website – Legal Futures

Posted September 17th, 2015 in defamation, injunctions, internet, law firms, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge has ordered the take-down of pages of an anti-solicitor website that contain defamatory statements about a law firm, after a litigation opponent alleged their publication was “evidence that the firm was disreputable”.’

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Legal Futures, 17th September 2015

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FGM order made to protect Kent girl taken to Sudan – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2015 in female genital mutilation, injunctions, news by tracey

‘A judge has ordered the return of a 13-year-old girl who has been taken to Sudan and is feared to be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).’

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BBC News, 11th September 2015

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Serious Fraud Office v Saleh – WLR Daily

Serious Fraud Office v Saleh [2015] EWHC 2119 (QB); [2015] WLR (D) 368

‘Where the court in another jurisdiction made an order for the restoration of shares to their owner in consequence of the abandonment of forfeiture proceedings by the prosecuting authority in that jurisdiction, the prosecuting authority in the United Kingdom was not prevented from initiating proceedings against the proceeds of sale of those shares located within the United Kingdom.’

WLR Daily, 21st July 2015

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Petter v EMC: Employment Share Schemes, Choice of Forum and Anti –Suit Injunctions – did the CA take a step too far? – Employment Law Blog

‘In granting the anti-suit injunction against EMC Corporation in Petter v (1) EMC Europe Limited (2) EMC Corporation [2015] EWCA Civ 828, the CA considered that it was upholding the policy in section 5 of Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 for the protection of employees from being sued other than in the courts of their domicile. But was it exceeding the limits of its jurisdiction to regulate the lawful conduct of foreigners, and interfering in the process of justice in the court of a friendly foreign state?’

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Employment Law Blog, 13th August 2015

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Malicious use of intimate images : the problem and some practical and legal remedies – Family Law Week

Posted August 7th, 2015 in harassment, injunctions, malicious communications, news, pornography by tracey

‘Ariel Ricci, barrister at Coram Chambers, Julie Pinborough, Founder and Director of the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre and Frances Ridout, Deputy Director of the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre consider the growing problem of “revenge pornography”.’

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Family Law Week, 31st July 2015

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Sportsman granted injunction over Sun story – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2015 in anonymity, injunctions, media, news, privacy, sport by tracey

‘A “prominent and successful” professional sportsman has been granted an injunction preventing a newspaper from publishing a story about his sexual relationship with a female celebrity.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

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Man loses ‘right to be forgotten’ Google court bid – BBC News

‘A man involved in a £51m VAT scam has lost a legal bid to have news stories about him removed from Google under the so-called “right to be forgotten”.’
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BBC News, 30th July 2015

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Coroners must send bodies for scans rather than autopsies if religion demands they stay intact, High Court rules – The Independent

Posted July 29th, 2015 in coroners, human rights, human tissue, injunctions, judicial review, news by sally

‘Coroners must send bodies for scans or blood tests rather than carry out invasive autopsies if the deceased’s religion demands the corpse must stay intact, the High Court has ruled, in a landmark legal victory for the religious rights of Jews and Muslims.’
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The Independent, 28th July 2015

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Saga delayed: A report on the continuing West Tankers saga – No. 5 Chambers

Posted July 27th, 2015 in arbitration, EC law, injunctions, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘The injustice of delay is a “long standing principle of the common law” (Moore v SSCLG [2015] EWHC44 (Admin)), at least from Magna Carta’s “… we will not… defer… Justice or Right”. ECHRs’ Art6(1) begins “In the determination of his civil rights and obligations… everyone is entitled to a… hearing within a reasonable time…” The ECJ’s West Tankers judgment seems to depart from this.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 6th July 2015

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