June 2015 – Anonymity vs Open Justice

June 2015 – Anonymity vs Open Justice

Welcome to our June blog post in partnership with highly regarded employment team from 5 Essex Court. Five from 5 Under our new partnership, Clare Harrington and Dan Hobbs, employment barristers from 5 Essex Court took over as editors of our employment law blog in April 2015. They add their ‘Five from 5’ articles to our blog, and. Read more

Wilkinson v Downton and freedom of expression: Should a nineteenth century tort limit an author’s ability to tell his own life story?

Wilkinson v Downton and freedom of expression: Should a nineteenth century tort limit an author’s ability to tell his own life story?

In ordinary human discourse, words may be spoken which may be abusive, untrue or insulting. The person addressed may, as a result, feel distressed or even humiliated. Such words may have serious legal consequences, if, for example, they amount to a course of conduct amounting to harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 or. Read more

A Revolution In Patients’ Rights

A Revolution In Patients’ Rights

One of the core subjects of litigation concerning professional negligence is that of medical error. Such is the deep-rooted nature of the law’s reach here that a doctor’s liability for negligent injury of their patient easily predates the otherwise seminal establishment of a generalised duty of care in the (in)famous 1932 decision of the House. Read more

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