Rebekah Vardy trademarks the phrase Wagatha Christie – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2023 in brand names, defamation, media, news, trade marks by sally

‘Rebekah Vardy trademarked the phrase “Wagatha Christie” after losing her libel case against Coleen Rooney.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2023

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Manchester Arena survivors to take ‘disaster troll’ to court – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2023 in defamation, harassment, injunctions, news, terrorism, victims by sally

‘Manchester Arena bomb survivors have filed landmark legal action against a conspiracy theorist who claims the attack was faked.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2023

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UK to clamp down on sanctions loopholes used by Wagner group head – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2023 in costs, defamation, media, news, Russia, sanctions, Ukraine, war by sally

‘UK ministers have tightened up sanctions rules to avoid a repeat of a recent controversy in which lawyers acting for the head of the Wagner group obtained an exemption from curbs to sue a British journalist.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2023

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SLAPPs – defamation, privacy, public participation and reform – Mills & Reeve

‘SLAPPs – what are they? If you’ve asked yourself that question, it’s most likely a good thing. In this article we take a look at the impact of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs), which present an important issue within society, politics and the legal profession, particularly in a libel and privacy context.’

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Mills & Reeve, 14th March 2023

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Arron Banks loses two of three challenges to failed libel action against Carole Cadwalladr – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2023 in appeals, defamation, media, news, public interest by tracey

‘The multimillionaire Brexit backer Arron Banks has lost a significant part of his appeal against the decision in his unsuccessful libel action against the Observer and Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2023

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Slips and SLAPPs – SRA review finds good level of compliance – Legal Futures

‘There is an increasing trend of firms threatening to report their opponents to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as a litigation tactic, solicitors have told the regulator.’

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Legal Futures, 14th February 2023

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Lawyer Dinah Rose KC sues the Times for libel – The Guardian

‘A leading lawyer is suing the Times for libel over a report relating to a complaint against her to the barristers’ watchdog for England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2023

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Ukraine war ‘opening eyes’ to need to reform England’s libel laws, says lawyer – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2023 in barristers, defamation, freedom of expression, media, news, Russia, Ukraine, war by sally

‘Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has helped “open eyes” to the idea of reforming England’s increasingly draconian libel and privacy laws, according to one of the country’s leading media advocates.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2022

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Trustpilot reviews of law firm defamatory, judge rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 30th, 2023 in debts, defamation, fraud, harassment, internet, news by tracey

‘A debt recovery firm is taking legal action against the review website Trustpilot in relation to 20 different reviews left which include allegations of fraud and harassment.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th January 2023

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Home Office threatened with libel action over Prevent strategy review – The Guardian

‘An organisation that monitors Prevent, the UK government’s controversial programme to stop people getting drawn into terrorism, has warned of a defamation action against the Home Office before a review into the strategy.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2023

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Court is not ‘playing field’ for disputes, judge says in libel hearing – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 12th, 2023 in amendments, defamation, news by sally

‘The function of the court is not to provide a playing field for disputes, the presiding judge of the High Court Media and Communication list has warned the claimant in a high-profile libel action.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th January 2023

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Nick Kyrgios settles legal case with Wimbledon spectator – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2022 in defamation, news, sport by tracey

‘Nick Kyrgios has settled a legal case with a spectator he accused of having “about 700 drinks” during this year’s Wimbledon final.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2022

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Laurence Fox loses latest round of High Court libel battle – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in costs, defamation, interpretation, news by sally

‘Laurence Fox has lost the latest round of his High Court libel case with three people he referred to as “paedophiles” on Twitter.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2022

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Twitter libel ruling vindicates TV presenter – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 1st, 2022 in appeals, damages, defamation, internet, media, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal’s judgment was handed down in August 2022 in Laura Murray’s appeal against the ruling of Mr Justice Nicklin in Rachel Riley’s (pictured above) libel claim. The appeal was unanimously dismissed by the Court of Appeal, with £10,000 falling due to Riley.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th October 2022

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Former UCL academic to pay damages after harassing colleague for months – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2022 in damages, defamation, employment, harassment, internet, news, universities by tracey

‘A former academic at University College London must pay almost £50,000 in damages to a former colleague after falsely portraying her as a sex worker on social media as part of a months-long campaign of harassment.’

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The Guardian,12th October 2022

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The Lost King: Legal action ‘likely’ against Richard III film – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2022 in artistic works, defamation, news, universities by tracey

‘A university academic has said he is likely to take legal action against the makers of a new film about Richard III, which he said was “littered with inaccuracies”.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2022

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‘Wagatha Christie’ trial: Vardy ordered to pay up to £1.5m of Rooney’s legal fees – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2022 in costs, defamation, evidence, media, news, sport by sally

‘Rebekah Vardy will have to pay up to £1.5m to Coleen Rooney in legal fees after losing yet another stage in the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial.’

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The Guardian, October 2022

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Parents of Madeleine McCann face substantial legal costs after losing libel battle – Daily Telegraph

‘European Court rejects Kate and Gerry McCann’s appeal over allegations in Portuguese detective’s 2008 book.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2022

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Vardy 0 – 1 Rooney: Wagatha Christie solved at last – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in defamation, internet, news, public interest by tracey

‘The case was a game of two other halves – Coleen Rooney, wife of Wayne, and Rebekah Vardy, wife of Jamie. Steyn J’s judgment left Rooney and her legal team punching the air and dousing themselves in champagne whilst Vardy cradled herself at the side of the pitch, reflecting on the moment she stepped up to take the stand, a moment that will give her nightmares for years. To be clear – I am speaking metaphorically, that didn’t actually happen. If there is one thing reading this judgment has taught me, it is not to make assumptions about whether you are going to be sued for libel, as some people have a really surprising take on the wisdom of doing that.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st August 2022

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Craig Wright wins ‘only nominal damages’ of £1 in bitcoin libel case – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in cryptocurrencies, damages, defamation, evidence, news by tracey

‘For years Craig Wright has claimed that he is the mythical figure who created bitcoin. But a legal bid by the Australian computer scientist to defend his assertion that he is Satoshi Nakamoto resulted in a pyrrhic victory and a tarnished reputation on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2022

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