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Government may weigh rights against national security without courts' interference

R (on the application of Lord Carlile of Berriew QC and others) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)  UKSC 60 – read judgment… 2,552 more words

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WHY FAMILY LAW GETS PRIVACY WRONG - response to 'transparency' consultation

RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION: ‘Family Transparency: the next steps’

This is not a blog, but merely a means of publicising my response to the ‘transparency’ consultation. I ssek to show that for a long time family lawyers have misunderstood the common law, when it comes to privacy and open court justice. 11,926 more words

"What's in a name"? Privacy and anonymous speech on the Internet

Keynote speech by Lord Neuberger at 5 RB Conference on the Internet, 30 September 2014

The President of the Supreme Court has delivered a very interesting address on the protections that should be afforded to what might be termed the “new Fourth Estate” – journalism on the internet. 583 more words

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When does a righteous campaign shade into harassment?

Merlin Entertainments LPC,  Chessington World of Adventures Operations and others v Peter Cave EWHC 3036 (QB)  25 September 2014 – read judgment 

This case explores the extent to which a campaign of criticism, conducted by internet and email, can merit restraint by the civil courts. 1,179 more words

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