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In the last couple of days, there has been a significant amount of press coverage concerning the sick threats of rape that have been made initially to Caroline Criado-Perez following her successful campaign to have women appear on paper monetary notes and then the subsequent similar sick messages being sent to Shadow Crime Minister Stella Creasy – who backed Caroline’s campaign. The common denominator? Twitter. Twitter was the medium used by these ‘trolls’ as the means to convey their grossly offensive messages.

The recent conviction of Reece Elliott shows just how serious internet trolling can now be taken by the authorities, but the case also raises questions as to whether context, timing and scope of the allegedly ‘grossly offensive comments’ have a large scale bearing on whether the Crown Prosecution Service will actually prosecute for messages posted online, as so far, the prosecutions have been adhoc at best.

Photographer Robert Caplin has taken action following Perez Hilton’s alleged misuse of photographs that he took of ‘Glee’ Actor Darren Criss, which Mr Hilton published on his popular celebrity showbiz site, perezhilton.com.

The claim filed by Mr Caplin states that Mr Hilton published 14 images taken by Mr Caplin and embedded with Mr Caplin’s watermark, on his website without Mr Caplin’s permission. And to add further insult to injury, it is alleged Mr Hilton simply added his own watermark over the top of Mr Caplin’s watermark.

A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice, with regards to material available via internet search engines, has indicated that an internet search engine will never forget you, and furthermore that we have no right to be forgotten.

A Wealthy Divorcee Sues Her Solicitors for Negligent Representation

A wealthy mother has claimed her multi-million-pound divorce settlement was far smaller than it should have been because her solicitor, John Seigal of Clintons, was negligent and is now suing the firm for up to £15million!

Caroline Mathiesen, has told the High Court that Mr Seigal failed to stop her ex-husband from utilising £2million a year from the family business and allegedly showering the profits on his children from a former marriage and his new partner.

The recent proceedings issued by Paul Gascoigne against The Daily Star are illustrative of the fact that even the most talked about, or troubled celebrities have a right to privacy, and their private lives cannot simply be splashed across the pages of the tabloids.

Divorcing husbands with businesses beware; Supreme Court orders Oil baron husband to give wife substantial share of his business assets in his divorce settlement!

This week, the Supreme Court overruled the recent Court of Appeal’s decision that dis-allowed a wife to obtain a significant portion of a husband’s company (Petrodel Resources Ltd & Ors v Prest & Ors). What was an amazing outcome for husbands going through a divorce, has now been back tracked.

Divorcing husbands with businesses beware; Supreme Court orders Oil baron husband to give wife substantial share of his business assets in his divorce settlement!

This week, the Supreme Court overruled the recent Court of Appeal’s decision that dis-allowed a wife to obtain a significant portion of a husband’s company (Petrodel Resources Ltd & Ors v Prest & Ors). What was an amazing outcome for husbands going through a divorce, has now been back tracked.

Divorcing husbands with businesses beware; Supreme Court orders Oil baron husband to give wife substantial share of his business assets in his divorce settlement!

This week, the Supreme Court overruled the recent Court of Appeal’s decision that dis-allowed a wife to obtain a significant portion of a husband’s company (Petrodel Resources Ltd & Ors v Prest & Ors). What was an amazing outcome for husbands going through a divorce, has now been back tracked.

A High Court Judgement handed down last week by Mr Justice Tugendhat in favour of Mr Cruddas in his libel battle against the Sunday Times has crushed the newspaper and blown their defence completely out of the water.

The old cliché of lawyers being risk averse is true…of most lawyers. But find a lawyer that is more of a businessman (or woman), who views the law as a vehicle for driving their own business forward, who recognises the need and importance of keeping up with the times, the importance of change and the importance of marketing and social media, and you would have sourced a very important business ally.

When things eventually come to the ‘crunch’, when all the talking is done, inevitably divorce proceedings are issued and you are immediately faced with the overwhelming task of dividing your matrimonial assets with your soon to be ex-spouse, in order to achieve the right financial settlement for you. Where do you start?

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