Sivier v Riley [2021] EWCA Civ 713 – David Mitchell successful in Court of Appeal for political journalist relying on publication on matter of public interest defence.

Sivier v Riley [2021] EWCA Civ 713 – David Mitchell successful in Court of Appeal for political journalist relying on publication on matter of public interest defence.


On Friday the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Sivier v Riley [2021] EWCA Civ 713 allowing the appellant journalist’s appeal against the striking out of his publication on… Read more »

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Policing our privacy – where does the law lie?


R (Edward Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales [2020] EWCA Civ 1058 Last Tuesday the Court of Appeal (Sir Terence Etherton MR, Dame Victoria Sharp PQBD and Singh LJ)… Read more »

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Richard Spearman QC authorised to hear cases in the Media and Communications List


Amendments to the CPR which came into force on 1 October 2019 establish a designated specialist list of the High Court to deal with claims concerning media and communications (the… Read more »

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Popcorn Time website blocking order – Interview with Richard Spearman QC


In this interview Richard Spearman QC discusses the issues raised in Twentieth Century Fox Film Corpn & Ors v Sky UK Ltd & Ors [2105] EWHC 1082 (Ch), in which… Read more »

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Richard Spearman QC successfully applies for website blocking orders in respect of Popcorn Time sites


Richard represented the major Hollywood film Studios in the first, test case, application for a website blocking order under s97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA). This… Read more »

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