Tommy Robinson gets five-year stalking order after harassing journalist – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2021 in harassment, media, news, proscribed organisations, stalking by sally

‘Tommy Robinson has been given a five-year stalking protection order after he shouted abuse outside the home of a journalist and threatened to repeatedly return to her address.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2021

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Financial Remedy Update, October 2021 – Family Law Week

‘Stephanie Hawthorn, associate, and Robert Jackson, trainee solicitor, at Mills & Reeve LLP, consider the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during September 2021.’

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Family Law Week, 8th October 2021

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UK journalist wins £80k damages after being hired ‘to smear’ UAE and Egypt critics – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2021 in damages, fraud, media, misrepresentation, negligence, news by sally

‘A journalist has been awarded more than £80,000 in damages against a London-based investigative website and its CEO – a press freedom campaigner – after claiming she was duped into joining the organisation only to find out it was a propaganda vehicle for the UAE and Egypt.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2021

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Martin Bashir: Police take no action over Diana interview – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2021 in BBC, deceit, media, news, police, prosecutions, reports, royal family by tracey

‘Detectives will take no further action over Martin Bashir’s BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales. The Metropolitan Police looked at an independent review of the methods used to obtain the 1995 interview, but had “not identified evidence of activity that constituted a criminal offence”.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2021

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Misconduct in public office – ECtHR reviews foreseeability of common law offence – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On 6 July 2021 the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) published its judgment in the case of Norman v UK (Application no. 41387/17). The case concerned Mr Robert Norman, an officer at Belmarsh prison, who in 2015 was convicted of misconduct in public office for passing a variety of information to a tabloid journalist in exchange for money. The ECtHR found that, in Mr Norman’s case, the offence itself did not constitute a breach of Article 7 ECHR (no punishment without law): Mr Norman’s conduct was sufficiently serious for it to have been foreseeable that it would constitute a criminal offence. The ECtHR also found that the newspaper’s disclosure of Mr Norman’s activities to the police, and his subsequent prosecution and conviction, did not breach his rights under Article 10 ECtHR (freedom of expression).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th September 2021

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Ofcom accused of institutional racism over Dispatches Traveller episode – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in codes of practice, complaints, media, news, racism, travellers by sally

‘The Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community has accused Ofcom of institutional racism over a decision to clear a controversial Channel 4 documentary about Traveller crime.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2021

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Ofcom clears ITV over Piers Morgan’s Meghan comments on Good Morning Britain – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in complaints, freedom of expression, media, news, royal family by sally

‘ITV has been cleared by media regulator Ofcom, which has rejected a record 58,000 complaints about Piers Morgan’s criticism of the Duchess of Sussex.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2021

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The Sun pays damages to Ben Stokes over family tragedy story – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2021 in compensation, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The Sun has paid substantial damages to the England cricketer Ben Stokes and his mother, Deborah, after the newspaper put details of a tragedy involving the family on its front page.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2021

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Sex Pistols win legal fight against Johnny Rotten over songs – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2021 in agreements, artistic works, consent, licensing, media, news by sally

‘The former Sex Pistols frontman, Johnny Rotten, has lost a high court attempt to block the punk band’s songs from being used in a forthcoming drama series.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2021

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Radio host sentenced to 32 months’ imprisonment for inciting racial hatred on his radio show – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A radio host has been sentenced to 32 months’ imprisonment for using antisemitic language and racial slurs on his live radio show.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th August 2021

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Attorney General warning over social media posts about Premier League footballer arrested for sex offences – Daily Telegraph

‘Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have become littered with memes purporting to identify the player, who has not been charged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2021

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Retired solicitor sees off harassment claim over ‘puerile’ blog – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A retired solicitor’s “abrasive” and “frequently puerile” blog posts are entitled to the same level of protection as mainstream journalism, a High Court judge has ruled, striking out a harassment claim brought by a local government officer.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th July 2021

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MPs call for ‘complete reset’ of music streaming to protect artists – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2021 in artistic works, competition, inquiries, internet, media, news, reports, select committees by tracey

‘Music streaming needs a “complete reset”, according to a damning parliamentary report that calls on the UK competition watchdog to investigate the commercial power wielded by major record labels.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2021

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Rebekah Vardy gets partial win in Coleen Rooney libel battle – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2021 in damages, defamation, internet, media, news, sport by sally

‘Rebekah Vardy has successfully had parts of Coleen Rooney’s defence thrown out by a judge, in the latest stage of their libel battle.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2021

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The Lachaux libel case returns with an expensive result for the publishers – Transparency Project

‘This post is not about family law; it’s about defamation law. It involves alleged behaviour by a husband (Bruno Lachaux) to his wife (Afsana Lachaux). Since their separation, Mr and Mrs Lachaux have been involved in litigation in the family court which we wrote about in September last year. That litigation involved both financial matters and children matters. There was also a separate ongoing libel case brought by Mr Lachaux regarding a number of publications about his marriage. Mrs Lachaux was not a party in the libel case.’

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Transparency Project, 7th July 2021

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Reporting restrictions in end of life cases: anonymity for treating clinicians – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The focus of this judgment was on the jurisdiction, if any, that the High Court Family Division has to maintain a Reporting Restriction Order (‘RRO’) prohibiting the naming of any medical clinicians as being involved in the care and treatment of a child who had been the subject of “end of life” proceedings before the High Court prior to their death, and where an RRO had been made at that time preventing the identification of any of the treating clinicians and staff until further order.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th July 2021

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All about images: privacy, visuocentrism, and the Hancock affair – City Law Forum

‘On Friday 25 June 2021, British tabloid The Sun published pictures of the UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, kissing Gina Coladangelo in his office at the Department of Health. These pictures were, it seems, captured by a CCTV camera in the office and leaked by person(s) unknown to the newspaper. The pictures were soon joined on The Sun’s website by a video clip (seemingly from the same camera). The clip shows Hancock and Coladangelo in what might be described as a passionate embrace. The footage lasts just over one minute and remains online, including on The Sun’s Youtube channel.’

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City Law Forum, 30th June 2021

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UK to ban junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023 – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2021 in advertising, children, food, health, media, news by sally

‘The government is poised to announce a ban on junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023, as Boris Johnson looks to deliver on his pledge to tackle the UK’s growing obesity crisis.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2021

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Covid: Deaf campaigner takes legal action over No 10 briefings – BBC News

‘A deaf campaigner is taking legal action against the government, after complaining that it failed to provide in-person British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters at No 10 Covid briefings.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2021

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Copyright – Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd – NIPC Law

‘At a directions hearing before Lord Justice Warby on 5 May 2021, His Lordship granted summary judgment to the Duchess of Sussex in her claim for copyright infringement against the publisher of The Mail on Sunday and The Mail Online. He made a number of consequential orders and gave directions for the taking of an account of profits. His judgment in Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2021] EWHC 1245 (Ch) (12 May 2021) sets out the reasons for those orders and directions.’

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NIPC Law, 13th June 2021

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