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‘Pinsent Masons LLP has rapidly established itself at the very top of the media law field, with a burgeoning portfolio of major clients and a central involvement in some of the most important media and information law cases currently proceeding before the English courts’.
Legal 500, 2016

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Further ‘judicial direction’ given on meaning of serious harm under defamation laws, says expert

Courts in England have given further guidance on when statements can be said to have caused or be likely to cause ‘serious harm’ under defamation laws, an expert has said.

Latest celebrity case shows online reporting can undermine case for privacy injunction, says expert

A new ruling by the Court of Appeal in London highlights how the reporting of stories in other countries and the dissemination of those stories online can serve to undermine the case for privacy injunctions against publishers in the UK, an expert has said.

Publishers’ headlines must be ‘supported’ by article text under revised industry code

Claims made in headlines in British newspapers, magazines or online publications must be reflected in the text of the article to which those headlines relate under revisions to an industry code set to come into effect from the beginning of 2016.

Supreme Court backs privacy injunction against the media in celebrity sex scandal case

Supreme Court judges have prohibited publishers in England and Wales from disclosing the identity of a male celebrity who reportedly engaged in an extra-marital sexual encounter with two other people, despite details of the scandal being widely available on the internet.

Twitter libel case shows Northern Ireland is more ‘claimant friendly’ than the rest of the UK, say experts

A judge’s decision in a libel trial in Northern Ireland reinforces the fact that the country is the most “claimant friendly” in the UK for bringing defamation claims, experts have said.

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