Media and Defamation Law – The Pupillage Podcast

Posted November 6th, 2019 in defamation, freedom of expression, injunctions, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The recent announcement by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — aka Harry and Meghan — that they are planning to sue Associated Newspapers after the Mail on Sunday published a private letter from Meghan to her father, has put the spotlight on media and defamation law – the topic of this episode of the pupillage podcast. We hear about celebrities and super injunctions, but also learn that nothing is beyond the reach of this fascinating area of law, from anti-semitism, to medical research, to the parish newsletter. If you’re interested in the conflict between free speech and privacy, and in truth and opinion then this episode is for you.’

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The Pupillage Podcast, October 2019

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The problem with the Rights of Entry (Gas and Electricity Boards Act 1954) – No. 5 Chambers

Posted October 31st, 2019 in energy, injunctions, news, warrants by sally

‘How interim injunctive relief can assist both individuals and businesses when locked in a dispute with their energy provider.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 23rd October 2019

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Privatbank v Kolomoisky and ors – Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 29th, 2019 in enforcement, freezing injunctions, joinder, judgments, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘The case concerns an alleged scheme perpetrated by the defendants to misappropriate c. US$2 billion from the Bank. The Bank alleged that the scheme was orchestrated by Ds 1 and 2, Ukrainian “oligarchs” domiciled in Switzerland, with the assistance of English and BVI companies through which the Bank alleged that misappropriated monies were laundered. The Bank sued Ds 1 and 2 and the BVI companies in England, using the English companies as “anchor defendants”. It sought, and was granted by Nugee J, a Worldwide Freezing Order in the amount of US$2.6 billion.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 22nd October 2019

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Legal Expenses and Variations for Living Expenses in Account Freezing Orders (AFOS) – Drystone Chambers

Posted October 29th, 2019 in expenses, fees, freezing injunctions, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘This article will deal with how to withdraw legal and living expenses from an Account Freezing Order (‘AFO’). Like all freezing or restraint proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (‘POCA’), living expenses can be paid from the account where they are reasonable and continue the current lifestyle of the owner of the account.’

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Drystone Chambers, October 2019

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Client and lawyers granted harassment injunction – Legal Futures

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in families, harassment, injunctions, news, solicitors, vexatious litigants by tracey

‘The High Court has granted an injunction to protect a former wife, her children and her lawyers from harassment by from her former husband, described as “an exceptionally vexatious litigant”.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd October 2019

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Imprisoned former LiP fails Denton test over appeal four months late – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Lawyers have become used to running the gauntlet of the Denton test for relief from sanctions – but now the yardstick for out-of-time applications has resulted in a litigant staying behind bars.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 22nd October 2019

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Shard freeclimber faces court case over breach of injunction – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2019 in injunctions, news, nuisance by sally

‘The freeclimber who scaled the Shard in July is being taken to court by the skyscraper’s owners for breaching an injunction.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2019

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Court bid to stop LGBT lesson protests at Birmingham school starts – The Guardian

‘City council asks high court for permanent exclusion zone around Anderton Park primary.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2019

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Solicitor secures injunction to stop web harassment – Legal Futures

Posted October 10th, 2019 in defamation, default judgments, harassment, injunctions, internet, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A partner at listed law firm Knights has secured a High Court injunction to prevent a former Oxford University student making “false and damaging allegations” against him.’

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Legal Futures, 10th October 2019

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Family courts hearing FGM cases do not have jurisdiction to injunct Home Secretary on asylum matters, rules senior judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘There is no jurisdiction for a family court to make a FGM (female genital mutilation) protection order against the Home Secretary to control the exercise of her jurisdiction with respect to matters of immigration and asylum, the President of the Family Division has concluded.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th September 2019

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Injunctions, evictions and unrepresented parties – Nearly Legal

Posted September 17th, 2019 in housing, injunctions, landlord & tenant, legal representation, news, repossession by tracey

‘Brown v Tyndale (2019) QBD (Robert Francis QC) 25/07/2019. The kind of thing that happens when neither party is represented…’

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Nearly Legal, 15th September 2019

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Suspended Jail Sentences For Campaigners Protesting Site Of UK’s ‘Biggest Fracking Tremor’ – Rights Info

‘Three campaigners who breached an injunction restricting protest at a shale gas site struck by what is believed to be the UK’s biggest fracking tremor have been given suspended prison sentences.’

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Rights Info, 3rd September 2019

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Anti-fracking trio given suspended sentences for breaking protest ban – The Guardian

‘Three anti-fracking activists have been given suspended prison sentences after breaking a ban on demonstrations which their lawyers argued “severely curtails the right to protest”.’

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The Guaridan, 3rd September 2019

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Judge refuses to halt Parliament suspension plans ahead of full hearing – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2019 in brexit, injunctions, judges, news, parliament, prerogative powers, royal prerogative by sally

‘A Scottish judge has refused to order a temporary halt to Boris Johnson’s plan to shut down the UK Parliament.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2019

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The duty of full and frank disclosure in worldwide freezing orders and service out applications (Tugushev v Orlov (No. 2)) – Hardwicke Chambers

‘The most recent episode in litigation between two Russian Oligarch involving an application to set aside a World-wide Freezing Order (“WFO”) and permission for service out of jurisdiction (“Service Out Order”) for failures in the duty of full and frank disclosure (“the Full and Frank Duty”).’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 9th August 2019

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High Court allows cross examination of Defendant on a worldwide freezing order concerning asset disclosure – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 29th, 2019 in cross-examination, disclosure, freezing injunctions, news by sally

‘On 27 June 2019 in the English High Court in Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc & 5 Others v Baglan Abdullayevich Zhunus & Others [2019] EWHC 1693 (Comm) 2019 WL 02746548; the High Court re-examined the principles on which a Defendant can be cross-examined on their assets where there had been a disclosure order pursuant to a worldwide freezing order (‘WFO’).’

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No. 5 Chambers, 1st August 2019

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Other side’s costs bigger? Not relevant, says judge – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 22nd, 2019 in civil procedure rules, costs, injunctions, news by sally

‘The High Court has told a litigant they cannot argue against their opponent’s costs simply on the basis that the figure is higher than their own.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th August 2019

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Divorcee granted injunction against ex-husband’s holding company – OUT-LAW.com

‘he High Court in England has granted an injunction against the holding company to which a wealthy Russian businessman transferred ownership of a luxury yacht in order to avoid enforcement of a £500 million divorce settlement, preventing the company from moving the yacht from where it is docked in Dubai.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th July 2019

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Civil remedies will remain vital for companies despite new fraud code – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 17th, 2019 in codes of practice, fraud, injunctions, news by tracey

‘Civil recovery remedies will remain a vital tool for defrauded companies seeking recovery of stolen funds regardless of new industry initiatives such as the authorised push payment (APP) fraud code, according to an expert at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th July 2019

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Injunctions against persons unknown – Falcon Chambers

Posted July 5th, 2019 in civil procedure rules, injunctions, news, trespass by sally

‘People have entered onto your client’s land – or are threatening to do so. Your client wants them to leave – or not to arrive. Your advice is sought. In practice, self-help is out of the question. Section 6 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 prohibits the use or threat of violence against person or property for the purpose of securing entry to any premises without lawful excuse. A right to possession or occupation of the premises is no excuse, unless your client is a “displaced residential occupier” or “protected intending occupier”. But in any event, you cannot encourage the use of self-help, because of the risk of disorder that it may entail. A legal remedy is required.’

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Falcon Chambers, June 2019

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