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High Court blocks data privacy opt out group action against Google

United Kingdom - October 19 2018 The High Court has, for the time being at least, dealt a blow to the prospect of large scale US-style 'opt out' class actions in data protection cases...

Abigail Healey, Neil O'Sullivan.

High Court establishes 'right to be forgotten' in English law

United Kingdom - April 16 2018 On Friday the High Court handed down judgment in England's first 'right to be forgotten' cases to reach trial. Two separate cases were brought by...

Abigail Healey.

Court of Appeal confirms individual's liability for her postings on someone else's Facebook wall

United Kingdom - February 23 2018 The Court of Appeal has recently confirmed in the case of Stocker v Stocker that postings on a Facebook wall constituted actionable...

Abigail Healey.

Trouble in paradise for the media?

United Kingdom - November 9 2017 What are the legal options of those who face having their private financial affairs aired in public in the 'Paradise Papers' media frenzy? At risk of...

Abigail Healey.

Court of Appeal hands big boost to victims of defamatory media coverage

United Kingdom - September 14 2017 Yesterday, the Court of Appeal handed down its long awaited judgment on the controversial new 'serious harm' test under section 1(1) of the Defamation...