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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

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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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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The Defamation Act: two years on...

The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 1 January 2014. This Herbert Smith Freehills briefing takes a look at how the Act has developed and been applied over the last two years.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 20 January 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Peeple watching: the legal questions around the controversial personal rating app

Peeple, an app for 'rating human beings' is set to launch later this year in the US, which means it could be coming to a smartphone near you in the UK soon after. The prospect of such an app opens up a legal minefield of consent, defamation and data protection issues, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 October 2015 | Practice Area: Security

To sue or not to sue, that is the question: key considerations before taking legal action

All lawyers are aware of litigation risk and outcomes always hang in the balance. This focuses the minds of legal advisers and their clients when considering whether to action. But the decision requires consideration of matters wider than the legal arguments, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Bell Pottinger | Published: 05 October 2015 | Practice Area: Libel

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Use of image taken from social media breaches UK media privacy rules

The UK Independent Press Standards Organisation has upheld a complaint against a newspaper after it published an image taken from social media without consent, picturing a man who had been arrested for murder with a woman described as a “friend” but who was "not personally relevant to the story...view abstract

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 01 May 2015 | Practice Area: Copyright

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