The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 1 January 2014, billed as providing enhanced protection for publishers and website operators, and with measures to curb trivial claims and 'libel tourism'. Has it been a success?
02 Jul 2014 | 16:51
Almost a year ago, I wrote about my reflections as a guest speaker at Legal Week's annual Strategic Technology Forum, held in the hills of rural Italy, around an hour from Rome. A tough job, but somebody had to do it, so I gathered my postage stamp's ...
01 Jul 2014 | 14:30
You may know Wonga from their cheery TV ads featuring knitted OAPs. Hopefully you don’t know them from borrowing money off them, given that their APR gets up to 5853%. They offer payday loans at huge interest rates. While it may not be part of their...
27 Jun 2014 | 15:30
The phone-hacking trial of originally eight and finally seven defendants finally concluded yesterday (25 June) having begun on 28 October 2013. It ended with a verdict of guilty on count 1, conspiracy to intercept voicemails, against former News of th...
26 Jun 2014 | 11:56
This Monday (16 June) was Magna Carta Day. It is now less than a year until the 800th anniversary of the sealing of England’s oldest charter of rights, and one of the world’s most influential legal documents...
18 Jun 2014 | 11:15
As the dust settles after last week's Court of Appeal decision on whether a terrorism trial can be held in secret, there continue to be more questions than answers about what we know and what we will know.
16 Jun 2014 | 14:35
With less than 36 hours to go before the FIFA World Cup's kick-off, a focus on the intellectual property (IP) related aspects of the event is in order...
11 Jun 2014 | 11:06
Neil Cameron explains why an outdated approach to IT means a waste of time for lawyers and a waste of money for clients...
04 Jun 2014 | 12:31
Dan Bunting looks at whether a 'selfie' in the voting booth could constitute a criminal offence...
23 May 2014 | 11:20
Neil Cameron takes a sceptical look at the ruling in the Google 'right to be forgotten' case
22 May 2014 | 17:18
On Friday 25 April 2014, in a New York Federal Court judgment In The Matter of a Warrant to Search a Certain Email Account Controlled by Microsoft Corporation, Judge James C Francis IV has blown apart what many of us have suspected for some time never...
20 May 2014 | 16:29
John Mehrzad sets out, from a legal perspective, what will happen next for David Moyes, who was this week sacked after just 51 games as manager of Manchester United...
25 Apr 2014 | 10:50
On 16 April, Mr Justice Dingemans in the Queen’s Bench Division handed down judgment in Wellers & Ors v Associated Newspapers Limited  EWHC 1163 (QB), awarding Paul Weller’s three children a total of £10,000 damages for misuse of private in...
22 Apr 2014 | 14:24
The judgment in Tchenguiz v Director of the Serious Fraud Office is a neat illustration of how important it is to keep the concepts of public law and private law unlawfulness separate...
17 Apr 2014 | 10:49
When a British citizen becomes a victim of serious crime abroad, do they have a fair crack at justice? The reality is that most of them don't.
16 Apr 2014 | 17:18