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The new Defamation Act 2013 officially came into force on 1 January 2014 and needless to say that it has the potential, depending on how it is practically enacted, to be a game changer, especially where the world of online defamation is concerned.  

A recent European ruling in Estonia may cause website owners to sleep slightly less easy at night as the European Court of Human Rights has issued a ruling that indicates website owners may need to actively review and moderate their websites in order

Questions have again been raised over the lawful use of social media following the serious threats of rape made against Caroline Criado-Perez, who campaigned to have women included on bank notes and recently succeeded in having

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.

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