Media law Thursday 11 November 2004 Not lowering the bar for libel injunctions Martha Greene v Associated Newspapers Ltd
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. http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/inpractice/legalupdates/
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
Media law Thursday 07 October 2004 The three degrees, suspicious minds and hearsay Jameel and another v Times Newspapers Ltd,CA, 21 July 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. http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/inpractice/legalupdates/
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
Tuesday 08 June 2004 It takes more than a few rare cases to make a privacy law
Litigation Funding ???? Adam Musa King and Telegraph Group Limited
Thursday 20 May 2004 Law Gazette A model case? Campbell v MGN Limited
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 http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/general/
Monday 16 February 2004 Naomi’s cause celeb.
The supermodel is this week set to become a champion of privacy rights for public figures
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. http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/general/