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Financier granted permanent anonymity in defamation proceedings
Proceedings have finally drawn to a close in the case of ZAM v CFW & TFW, which involved a financier who claimed to have been libelled by his sister-in-law (the first defendant) and her husband (the second defendant).
The claim centred on the second defendant who had threatened to tell and then...
Defence to Harassment actions reformulated
The Supreme Court has handed down a judgment in Hayes v Willoughby1 that redefines the scope of the most commonly used defence to claims of harassment.
The Claimant was the owner of several companies, one of which the Defendant had previously worked for. On termination of his employment the Defenda...
Harassment by letter-writing
Are letters capable of amounting to a course of conduct amounting to harassment? In certain circumstances, yes, according to the Court of Appeal in Iqbal v Dean Manson  EWCA Civ 123. The case concerned a claim for harassment by a solicitor against the defendant, a firm of solicitors by whom ...
Harassment by newspaper articles
In King v Sunday Newspapers (Northern Ireland High Court, WEA7948) the claimant alleged that a series of articles in the Northern Irish newspaper Sunday World constituted harassment under the Prevention of Harassment (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (the equivalent of the Protection From Harassment Act...
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This blog features regular postings on developments in UK privacy law written by specialist lawyers at RPC. The postings are intended to keep RPC's Privacy Law Handbook (see below) as up-to-date as possible and while postings do refer readers to relevant sections of the book, we hope and intend that the blog will also be a useful source of current information to those without access to the book.