Defamation, privacy & reputation

22 October 2020

Keeping it in the family

A family dispute is undeniably something most people would prefer to keep private, but for those in the public eye this may be easier said than done.

Siân Akerman

15 June 2020

Funding defamation and privacy proceedings – are there still options?

We are now a year on from the abolishment of the recovery of success fees in Defamation and Privacy proceedings, which brought these distinct areas of law into line with the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in MGN v UK.

16 April 2020

Google granted permission to appeal landmark action in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has recently granted Google permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision in Lloyd v Google [2019] EWCA Civ 1599. In summary, Google are appealing the Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision granting Mr Lloyd permission to serve his representative action on Google outside of the jurisdiction.

Siân Akerman

22 May 2019

Divorce 101: how to keep family affairs out of the papers

This article first appears in Spear's 22nd May 2019

Siân Akerman

26 February 2019

Victims of blackmail: will your identity be protected?

For those who find themselves the unfortunate victims of blackmail, often in cases which concern sexually explicit information (‘sextortion’), the choice of how to respond can be extraordinarily difficult. As discussed in our earlier blog, one of the possible responses is to report the matter to the police, which may then result in a subsequent prosecution of the blackmailer.

Will Hayes

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