Northern Ireland: Defamation claims in 2016 – Olivia O’Kane

13 02 2017

Northern IrelandI have now obtained the figures concerning the numbers of defamation cases issued in Northern Ireland in 2016.  These figures are based on a search of the Court’s records for the period 1 January to 31 December 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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Law and Media Round Up – 13 February 2017

13 02 2017

weekly-800x445After many attempts by her to delay the hearing, the libel claim against Ukip MEP, Jane Collins, has finally concluded. She has been ordered to pay more than £160,000 in libel and slander damages, and faces a costs bill of £196,000, after alleging that Rotherham MPs Sir Kevin Barron, John Healey and Sarah Champion knew about child exploitation in the town but did not intervene. Read the rest of this entry »