Judicial Statistics, 2016: Issued defamation claims down by 17%, lowest recorded number in modern times

6 06 2017

The most recent annual Judicial Statistics – those for 2016 – show a further small decline in the number of issued defamation claims.  These are by down by 17% on 2015.  In 2015 there were 112 issued defamation claims in London (where the large majority of claims are made) as opposed to 135 in 2015 (and 227 in 2014). Read the rest of this entry »





New Zealand Defamation Law: 2016 in review – Ali Romanos

4 01 2017

2016-reviewNew Zealand courts heard several trials and important interlocutory battles in 2016.  Political defamation cases were a feature.  The most prominent case was that brought by Taxpayers’ Union director Jordan Williams against former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.  Read the rest of this entry »





Media and Law: Review of Defamation, Privacy and other Media Cases in 2016

3 01 2017

2016The last year was a relatively quiet one in the English media law courts, with only two defamation trials involving the media (and none involving the national press).  The most high profile case of the year was the privacy injunction in PJS v NGN.  Our case comment on the original injunction attracted a record number of visitors. Read the rest of this entry »





Media and Information Cases before the Appellate and European Courts in 2016 [Updated3]

7 01 2016

2016There are a number of interesting cases in the field of media and information law to look forward to in 2016.  We list below the ones which have been drawn to our attention.  Please let us know if there are any further cases which should be added. Read the rest of this entry »