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A collection of articles, interviews and podcasts involving Matrix members.
Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify and Acast. This week Samantha Knights QC is joined by Christina Lamb OBE (Chief Foreign Correspondent of Sunday Times) and Caroline Buisman (International Criminal Defence and Human Rights Lawyer at Stapert Advocaten). Based on Christina Lamb’s new book ‘Our Bodies Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women’, together they discuss how and why in […]
Date: Tuesday 1st December 2020 Topics for discussion included: An update on the challenge to trafficking and asylum support Human trafficking: standard of proof, nexus between act and purpose, approach to evidence Small boats: On DA & Others, a case challenging the unlawful detention of trafficking survivors arriving in Dover, the Home Office’s truncated screening […]
The Supreme Court is considering three issues in the appeal on preliminary legal issues arising in Ms Begum’s appeal against the deprivation of her citizenship: Was the Court of Appeal right that Ms Begum’s inability to have a fair and effective appeal from her current location means the Secretary of State is required to give […]
Corporate Claimants in Libel: Part 2, The Defamation Act 2013 and its Impact by Guy Vassall-Adams QC
Parliament decided to legislate in relation to corporate libel claimants by tackling head on the presumption of harm. By s.1(1) of the Defamation Act 2013, Parliament established the well-known serious harm test: “A statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to reputation”. By s1.(2), it was provided […]
In June 1994 a libel trial began in the Royal Courts of Justice in London that would ultimately become the longest case in English legal history. Lasting 313 days, it pitted McDonalds, the fast food giant and multi-billion dollar company, against Helen Steel and David Morris, two activists of modest means who had distributed leaflets […]