Publications 2004


Law Gazette

Media law

Thursday 11 November 2004
Not lowering the bar for libel injunctions
Martha Greene v Associated Newspapers Ltd



Law Gazette

Media law

Thursday 04 November 2004
Raising the bar for confidence injunctions
Cream Holdings Ltd and others v Banerjee and another
The recent decision of the House of Lords in Cream Holdings has been lauded as a victory for freedom of expression and the press. It raises the bar for applicants seeking to obtain an interim injunction to prevent the publication of confidential information until trial, so that they now have to show, where article 12 is engaged having regard to freedom of expression, that they have a greater than 50% chance of succeeding at trial.

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Litigations funding
October 2004
Spreading the risks of CFAs.
The “indecent proposal” slander case demonstrated that defendants can also benefit from CFAs, Amber Melville-Brown argues



Law Gazette

Media law

Thursday 15 July 2004
The princess and the P (P is for privacy)
Von Hannover v Germany (ECHR application number 59320/00)
When we in the UK are not going through our annual fortnight love affair with tennis and our addiction to our first love of football, for some reason we are obsessed with celebrity and royalty

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Law Gazette

Media law

Thursday 07 October 2004
The three degrees, suspicious minds and hearsay
Jameel and another v Times Newspapers Ltd, CA, 21 July 2004; [2004] ECWA (Civ) 983
This recent Court of Appeal decision relates to a libel claim over a Sunday Times article that said … Ay, there’s the rub. Just what did the article mean? This noteworthy decision reaffirms the principles of the three degrees of defamatory meaning in cases where it is alleged that the claimant is under investigation by the authorities. It also addresses the extent to which a poisonous defamatory allegation can be neutralised. And it considers when a company can sue for libel over allegations about its proprietor.

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The Independent

Monday 02 August 2004
Public Property?
Despite recent case upholding stars’ rights to privacy, the media show little willingness to keep their distance, says Amber Melville-Brown



Law Gazette

Damage limitation makes the splash

Thursday 10 June 2004
Damages By Steve Thompson The Bush Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, 2 June to 3 July 2004 Amber Melville-Brown It's all in the timing - comedy, that is.
And Steve Thompson's new play, 'Damages', just opened at London's Bush Theatre, could not be any better timed.

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The Times

Tuesday 08 June 2004
It takes more than a few rare cases to make a privacy law


Litigation Funding
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Adam Musa King and Telegraph Group Limited



Law Gazette

Thursday 20 May 2004
Law Gazette A model case? Campbell v MGN Limited



Law Gazette

Lawyers back Lords ruling in Naomi Campbell case

Thursday 13 May 2004
Supermodel Naomi Campbell's victory last week in her House of Lords breach of confidence case against the Daily Mirror was broadly welcomed by lawyers this week. Amber Melville-Brown, a consultant with London-based David Price Solicitors and Advocates and the Gazette's media correspondent, said: 'The court has fired a warning shot across the bows of the media that invasive journalism, prying into people's private lives and dishing up details to the public, is not acceptable… Jeremy Fleming

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Law Gazette

War of the Worlds

Thursday 29 April 2004
In a world of mass media, are slander claims on the way out? Amber Melville-Brown traces the evolution of this form of legal redress and examines the impediments claimants need to overcome.

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The Independent

Monday 16 February 2004
Naomi’s cause celeb.
The supermodel is this week set to become a champion of privacy rights for public figures



Law Gazette

Spreading the word on the street

Friday 13 February 2004
WHEN GOSSIPS MEET: WOMEN, FAMILY AND NEIGHBOURHOOD IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND by Bernard Capp Oxford Studies in Social History, 55 (hardback) Amber Melville-Brown
In today's modern society, with the press and the public equally hooked on the culture of celebrity and tabloid gossip, protecting one's reputation can be a full-time job; media managers, agents and lawyers - thank goodness - are called on to ensure that reputations worth keeping, are kept.

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Law Gazette

Media law

Thursday 22 January 2004
Getting personal Durant v Financial Services Association [2003] EWCA Civ 1746
Working with the relatively complex Data Protection Act 1998 can be like wading through treacle.

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