NEWS: MAY 2017

Investigators Start Global Hunt for NHS Cyber Attackers Investigators have started a global search to find the perpetrators of this month’s massive cyber attack that shut down the UK National Health Service. Several NHS trusts were affected by a virus, which attacked the Windows platforms; the perpetrators demanded money to release data. Click here for […]

NEWS: APRIL 2017

UK Supreme Court Dismisses ‘No-win, No-fee’ Appeal for Defamation Cases The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal brought by Times Newspapers Limited, Associated Newspapers Limited and MGN Limited against the no-win, no-fee system applied to defamation cases in the UK. The appeal challenged the principle that a claimant bringing a defamation claim on a CFA is […]

NEWS: MARCH 2017

Mail Online Columnist Katie Hopkins to Pay £24k in Damages for ‘War Memorial’ Tweets Katie Hopkins, a columnist for the Mail Online, lost a libel case brought by blogger Jack Monroe and has been ordered to pay £24,000 in damages. In May 2015, Hopkins sent a tweet that suggested that Monroe had either vandalized, or approved of […]

NEWS: FEBRUARY 2017

Syrian Refugee Sues Facebook for False Social Media Reports A Syrian refugee is suing Facebook after a selfie he took with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel was used on social media to accuse him of involvement in terrorist attacks. Anas Modamani is accusing Facebook of failing to use pre-emptive technology to filter out fake news. Click […]

PJS v NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS [2016] UKSC 26

Summary In January 2016, the Court of Appeal discharged an interim injunction that prevented newspapers from publishing identification of celebrity PJS, or the facts or details relating to the sexual activities of PJS with two other people. The Court of Appeal discharged the injunction on the basis that the appearance of the information on the […]