Case Law: AB Bank v Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Court refuses to permit service of Norwich Pharmacal order out of jurisdiction – David Whitehead

20 10 2016

ab-bankIn AB Bank Ltd v Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC ([2016]EWHC 2082 (Comm)), Teare J set aside a Norwich Pharmacal Order (“NPO”) made against a bank in the UAE on the basis that the court had no jurisdiction to serve the order on the bank out of the jurisdiction because none of the permitted jurisdictional gateways under Practice Direction 6B to the Civil Procedure Rules were applicable. Read the rest of this entry »

Social media and crime: the good, the bad and the ugly – Alyce McGovern and Sanja Milivojevic

19 10 2016

social-media-logosThe popularity of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat have transformed the way we understand and experience crime and victimisation.

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Matrix Chambers and A4ID release online training course on defamation law

18 10 2016

Matrixa4idtwitter_-_high_res_-_squared_offMatrix Chambers and Advocates for International Development (A4ID) have developed an online training course on defamation law in England & Wales, which is freely available here. Read the rest of this entry »

Small steps in the struggle for digital rights? – Paul Bernal

18 10 2016

jeremy-corbynWhen Jeremy Corbyn launched his ‘Digital Democracy Manifesto’ at the end of August, he may not have inspired, but he was at least attempting to get to grips with something that really matters: how governments should deal with the internet. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 17 October 2016

17 10 2016

weekly-roundup-400x200On Thursday 13 October 2015 the Press Recognition Panel published its first “Annual Report on the Recognition System” [pdf].  It concluded that urgent action was required and that section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act should be commenced. We had a post about this. Read the rest of this entry »

Social media: anti-social, criminal but also tolerable – Amber Melville-Brown

16 10 2016

cps-1Where once news was obtained from the inky-print of hard copy newspapers and from cracking RP voices over the wireless, today social media is the voice that seems to shout the loudest. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: TLT v Home Office, Damages of £39,500 for asylum seeker spreadsheet blunder – Aidan Wills

15 10 2016

Home OfficeIn a decision handed down on 24 June 2016 (TLT and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 2217 (QB)) Mitting J ordered the Home Office to pay six claimants a combined total of £39,500 for the misuse of private information and breaches of the Data Protection Act (“DPA”) 1998 arising from the publication online of a spreadsheet. A redacted version of the judgment was made public last week. Read the rest of this entry »