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MGN awarded costs of landmark libel claim

At a hearing on 26 September Mr Justice Bean rejected arguments that our client, MGN, should only recover half of its costs in the unsuccessful libel claim brought by Midland Heart Limited and its chief executive, Ruth Cooke against the … Read further

Sunday Mirror successful in first trial on “serious harm”

Judgment was handed down on 13 August in the landmark case of Cooke v MGN, referred to previously, in which we acted for the publishers of the Sunday Mirror and Birmingham Mail.  Mr Justice Bean found that s.1 of the … Read further

DPSA represents Sunday Mirror in first trial on “serious harm”

We represented the publishers of the Sunday Mirror and Birmingham Mail online in the first trial under section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013.  This has brought in a requirement to prove that serious harm to reputation has been caused or is likely to … Read further

Political blogger sees off libel threat by election strategist

We represented Sunny Hundal, the editor of the political blog Liberal Conspiracy, after he was threatened with a libel action by lawyers acting for Lynton Crosby, election strategist for the Conservative Party. Mr Crosby had complained about an article posted … Read further

DPSA defends Rani Abraham over litigation threat from Scudamore and Premier League

We are advising Rani Abraham, the former PA of Premier League chief executive, Richard Scudamore, who has been threatened with litigation by Mr Scudamore and the Premier League as a result of the disclosure by her of sexist language by … Read further

Court of Appeal to rule on what is capable of being defamatory

We continue to act for former footballer Paul Elliott in a libel claim brought against him by Richard Rufus over words used on the website of Kick It Out, of which Mr Elliott was a trustee.  DPSA has argued that … Read further

Telegraph libel win – Political speech relevant to determining defamatory meaning

DPSA has successfully defended the Daily Telegraph in a libel action brought by Fiyaz Mughal, the director of Faith Matters UK which runs the anti-violence project Tell Mama. The claim related to an article written by columnist Charles Moore that … Read further

Allegations of mis-selling and duping found to be comment

We act for Mark Weston and his company All Clean Ltd in relation to a libel claim brought against them by Building Register Ltd, an online directory.  Following a dispute between the parties our clients set up a website to … Read further

Katie Price privacy claim faces possible “Mitchell” strike out

We continue to represent the Fourth Defendant in a privacy claim brought by Katie Price.  In a judgment on 12 December 2012 Mr Justice Tugendhat described the claim as a “lamentable renewal of civil litigation” between Ms Price and Peter … Read further

Libel and harassment claim against former Tower Hamlets’ Mayor discontinued

DPSA has successfully defended former Tower Hamlets’ Mayor, Soyful Alom, in a libel and harassment claim brought against him and his son by Eric Jafari and Tariq Usmani, and their respective companies Bridgepoint Ventures and Henley Homes plc. The businessmen … Read further