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New Court of Appeal guidance - Defamation claims and proving 'serious harm'

This article looks at the new Court of Appeal guidance resulting from the decision of Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd, Evening Standard Ltd & AOL (UK) Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1334.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 28 September 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Get Shorty: Defamation and regulatory claims against short-sellers in Canada

Perhaps no class of commentator can create more anxiety to a public company than a well-known short-seller issuing a highly critical report, as this paper explains.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 26 July 2017 | Practice Area: Sales and Asset Finance

France implements damages directive

The Ordinance introduces new provisions in the Commercial Code that facilitate private actions brought by victims of competition law infringements.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 19 April 2017 | Practice Area: Defamation

Apologising: defamation and beyond

Reputation, both personal and business, has always been everything, but no more so than in today's social media savvy world. This briefing looks at two recent cases which illustrate, in a defamation context at least, the impact of an apology and offer of amends, or conversely the lack of one.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 10 April 2017 | Practice Area: Private Client

Defamation and Data Protection: a twin-barrelled approach to claims against publishers

In the recent case of Prince Moulay Hicham v Elaph Publishing Limited, the Court of Appeal held that a claimant could include an action under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 as an alternative means of redress.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 29 March 2017 | Practice Area: Intellectual Property

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Watch what you tweet! 'Serious harm' test clarified

Katie Hopkins has been ordered to pay £24,000 in damages together with costs following tweets about food blogger and writer Jack Munroe.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 March 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

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Unruly passengers and how to deal with them

What constitutes disruptive behaviour and what action can airlines take to protect their staff and other passengers? This article takes a look at legalities behind the headlines.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 06 March 2017 | Practice Area: Commercial Law

Global investigations – the outlook for 2017

With the arrival of 2017, the pace of cross-border investigations is expected to continue, if not increase.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 09 January 2017 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Death of defamation? Assessing the impact of the Defamation Act, two years on

Two years have now passed since the introduction of the new defamation regime in England and Wales. But, have the expected outcomes of the fundamental changes been realised? This briefing considers the impact of the Defamation Act and whether the aims and aspirations have been achieved to date.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 01 March 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Top five tips: a lawyer's perspective on reputation management

Reputation is crucial. The combined value of reputations across the FTSE350 is £620bn and can contribute close to 50% of a company’s value, according to Reputation Dividend 2015. This Herbert Smith Freehills briefing sets out five top tips for reputation management.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 24 February 2016 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing

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