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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

Pete Bott promoted to Associate Solicitor

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Pete Bott to Associate Solicitor in our Music group. This promotion is in recognition of Pete’s continued hard work, including for his clients Bring Me The Horizon, Let’s Eat Grandma and Skinny Living, as well as his non-fee earning activities such as appearances on panels for PRS and …   Read more

Why AJ Odudu’s Alpro Tweet Was An Ad: ASA Ruling

The TV presenter AJ Odudu entered into a contract with Alpro under which Ms Odudu was paid to help launch Alpro Go On including publishing a specified number of social media posts. The ASA received a complaint about the following tweet by Ms Odudu challenging whether it was obviously identifiable as a marketing communication: “FAVE …   Read more