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  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    The Defamation Act 2013
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     The long awaited Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 01 January 2014, almost 4 years after the Ministry of Justice first published a draft Defamation Bill in March 2011.   The previous Defamation Act of 1996 came into force at a time before most social media sites were founded and some critics say the… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is defamation?
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    We are often asked for advice in respect of defamation claims, but what is defamation?  Defamation is a false accusation or malicious representation of someone’s words or actions.  The law surrounding this area aims to protect an individual’s reputation from these accusations or misrepresentations. The way we assess whether a client has a potential claim… Learn more

  • Libellous tweeting – what you need to know
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    With the ever expanding range of social media and increase in new accounts by companies, individuals, celebrities and organisations it is important to understand the potential implications and accountability that individuals face from tweeting. Recently the High Court ruled that Sally Bercow’s tweet about Lord Diplock was libellous. A libel is defamation; the publication of… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Internet users are answerable to the Law too
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    The internet is vast, it contains more information than any traditional library and it has made the world a smaller place. A person in Leicester, England can speak freely with a person on the other side of the world in Sydney, Australia in an instant. Real time pictures can be streamed to friends and people… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Defamation by Competitors
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    As your business grows and develops through a difficult economy you may find yourself in a position where a business competitor seeks to inform your target customer / client that you are not to be trusted, instructed or commissioned in order that it may dissuade your customer / client from instructing you. Such activity may give… Learn more


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