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Associated Newspapers has today apologised to Lord Sheikh in a Statement in Open Court read before Mr Justice Warby. Lord Sheikh brought libel proceedings against the publisher in respect of a 15 August 2018 MailOnline article. The article was published under the by-line of its Associate Global Editor, Jake Wallis Simons, with the headline “EXCLUSIVE: […]
Congratulations to 33 members at Matrix who have been included in the Who’s Who Legal UK Bar Guide 2020. Members have been recognised across the fields of: arbitration, civil fraud, competition, criminal fraud, defamation and privacy, environment, investigations, labour, employment & immigration, media & entertainment, sports and telecoms. The directory praises the set for its […]
The Court of Appeal (King, Singh and Flaux LJJ, also sitting as a Divisional Court) today handed down judgment in the next stage of Shamima Begum’s challenge to the deprivation of her British citizenship. The judgment can be found here. There were two issues in the case: first, what should be the consequence of the […]
A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), agreed between G4S Care and Justice Services and the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), was the subject of a preliminary court ruling on 10th July 2020 and final judicial approval will be sought on 17th July 2020. Under the DPA agreement G4S has taken responsibility for three offenses of fraud […]
A Divisional Court has quashed a CPS decision not to prosecute a diplomat from the United Arab Emirates for trafficking a domestic worker. The CPS had failed properly to consider whether the woman’s account of being paid just 41p per hour, a fraction of the £1,000 per month she was promised, was sufficient to make […]