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Robin Blay joins Swan Turton LLP as a Senior Litigator

Swan Turton LLP is delighted to announce that Robin Blay has joined the firm as a Senior Litigator. Commercial and media law firm Swan Turton is delighted to welcome senior litigator Robin Blay.  With heavyweight commercial litigation expertise, Robin’s practice including property disputes, professional negligence, contentious probate and civil fraud happily complements our existing team. Catherine …   Read more

Sentencing guidelines for copyright infringers: R v Evans

Wayne Evans, a DJ and website operator from Liverpool, has lost an appeal against a 12 month jail sentence for facilitating the illegal distribution of copyright protected musical works. Evans operated several websites which provided links to torrent sites and directed users to make unauthorised downloads. One website in particular gave users access to the …   Read more

Twitter libel update: Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins

In a judgment handed down on 10 March 2017, Jack Monroe was awarded £24,000 in damages (plus costs) in respect of two tweets published by Katie Hopkins. This is the second high profile Twitter libel case but the first in which tweets have been considered in light of the “serious harm” threshold under the Defamation …   Read more