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Law Soc and Bar Council urged to take action over Solicitors from Hell site – The Lawyer

“The Law Society and Bar Council should investigate defamatory comments made on the Solicitors from Hell website to find an effective route of redress for firms named on the website, a High Court has said.”

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The Lawyer, 18th April 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

#WithoutPrejudice Podcast 3: Libel – Hyperinjunctions – Lautsi v Italy – Expert immunity – Interns – Silk? – Charon QC

“Welcome to the third episode of Without Prejudice: Tonight, I am afraid, I can’t tell you about our guest… in fact, the superinjunction is so harsh, I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a guest… but…. I can tell you that David Allen Green and Carl Gardner are at the table…. waiting to discuss libel, privacy, hyperinjunctions, Rough Justice – Miscarriages of Justice, The Lautsi v Italy crucifix case, and we may even have time to discuss expert immunity from suit…and interns.”

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Charon QC, 6th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Solicitors from Hell ‘abusing court process’, judge finds – Law Society’s Gazette

“The owner of Solicitors from Hell, the website that blacklists law firms and solicitors, has been accused by a High Court judge of abusing the process of the court.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Superinjunction scores legal first for nameless financier in libel action – The Guardian

“A wealthy financier involved in a family dispute has made British legal history by winning anonymity in a libel case. This latest court attempt to censor internet material has led to claims that free speech is being further eroded in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Birdwatchers lose RSPB defamation case – Daily Telegraph

“Two birdwatchers who sued the RSPB for criticising their research into an endangered species have lost their case after a judge said the courts should not be used for scientific disputes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Public interest defence against libel proposed, but campaigners call for more radical action – OUT-LAW.com

“Journalists will be able to rely on the defence that they published responsibly and in the public interest in defamation cases, according to reforms proposed by the Government. A defence of ‘honest opinion’ will replace that of ‘fair comment’.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th March 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

The libel reforms are a step in the right direction – but do they go far enough? – The Guardian

“The draft bill has many welcome clauses, but doesn’t limit the right of companies to sue that many campaigners had hoped for.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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