Matrix Judgments & Commentary

Matrix’s Legal Support Service produce summaries of cases that involve Matrix members. 

High Court dismisses claim for defamation in Banks v Cadwallader

[2022] EWHC 1417 (QB)

Arron Banks sued Carol Cadwallader in libel for a statement in a 2019 TED Talk published on the TED website. She then repeated the libel in a Tweet. The statement related to events surrounding his donations to Leave.EU.   The defamatory meaning was that on more than one occasion Mr Banks had told untruths about a […]

Unlawful for Home Office to impose additional bail condition reducing migrant’s scope of liberty

R (on the Application Of BVN) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWHC 1159 (Admin)

This judicial review claim concerned the treatment of a migrant who was identified as a potential victim of human trafficking, and the lawfulness of statutory guidance issued by the Secretary of State for the Home Department under section 49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The claim raised two distinct questions or topics: Was the […]

Split trial granted in complex libel claim against Associated Newspapers

Harcombe & Anor v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Anor [2022] EWHC 543 (QB)

The Claimants in this case, who are a PhD nutritionist and medical doctor, are suing for libel over articles in the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline which they claim accuse them of deliberately spreading false information as to the efficacy and safety of the prescription drug statins. This was an application by the Defendants for […]