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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
    Jury Service – No longer Just 12 Angry Men
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    Social media and the law seem to be causing many issues for users of Twitter and Facebook but recently it is in the jury room where social media is causing a stir. Two former jurors were found guilty of contempt of court for internet use and have been sentenced to 2 months in prison. Kasim… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Social Media and Text Abuse – a breach of criminal or civil law?
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    The advent of mobile communication and social media has brought with it a blasé approach to the consequences of social, racial or sexual abuse of others but the apparent distance between abuser and victim.  Not so.  In 2012 there were 1,700 cases of messages, tweets and posts being dealt with by the court after reports… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Making the most of your money – Tweetchat with Leanne Hathaway, Head of Taxation Services at Edward Hands and Lewis
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    Every week EHL run guest tweeting days from our Twitter account @ehlsolicitor, for each of our departments to take over and share information advice and tips with our followers.   On Thursday 11th July the Tax and Trusts team will be taking over for their usual day of guest tweeting but this week followers can… 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

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Martin of Market Harborough: Blogging from the basin
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    Good day citizens from a mixed Market Harborough. We’ve been doing conveyancing, Wills and Family law this week. We’re nothing if not flexible on the wharf. Funny weather this week. I had to admire the good old British pluck of the boaters driving into horizontal rain on Thursday. It must have felt like a North… Learn more


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