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29/10/2015

The laws of comedy by Athelstane Aamodt

        Copyright is no laughing matter for an aggrieved comic. Recently, Twitter has started to bow to complaints from users that others on the social network have been lifting jokes and passing them off as their own. Claims of joke theft are nothing new of course. Robin Williams, Keith Chegwin, Carlos Mencia […]

20/10/2015

Thomas Dillon named chair of Film Complaints Panel

        Thomas Dillon has been appointed as the new chair of the Film Complaints Panel, the industry body established to adjudicate on competition disputes within the UK cinema sector. Dillon’s appointment was announced today by the Film Distributors’ Association and the UK Cinema Association, the trade bodies representing the interests of UK […]

15/10/2015

Richard Clayton QC contributes to ‘The UK and European Human Rights a Strained Relationship’

Hart Publishing have just published an important book on this topical and contentious issue edited by Katja Ziegler, Elizabeth Wicks and Loveday Hodson. Richard has written a chapter on whether the English courts under the Human Rights Act should mirror the Strasbourg case law. The book is based on a symposium held last year at Leicester […]

14/10/2015

Ruhi Sethi summarises the new financial list and financial markets test case scheme.

New Specialist List for Complex and High Value Financial Cases and Financial Market Test Case Pilot Scheme. On 1 October 2015, new amendments to the CPR relating to the resolution of complex and high value financial disputes came into force. The amendments have created a new specialist list known as the financial list. The scope […]

13/10/2015

John Campbell speaks at New Media World 2015

          The Law of Defamation in flux: Fault and contemporary commonwealth accommodation of the right to reputation with the right of free expression. http://newmediaworld.hu/Index.aspx?MN=Eloadas_JohnCampbell&LN=English      

02/10/2015

False statements and election law

          Aathelstane Aamodt looks at the issues where false statements are made about an election candidate. Defamation claims have have tended to be the preferred cause of action for people who have had false and damaging statements made about them. However, if a person is a candidate in an election, the […]

 
 

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