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Defamation, Data, Privacy: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Answers for Clients

London, 27th November 2019

Open justice - Catrin Evans QC, Matrix

Open justice - Catrin Evans QC, Matrix What is realistic and achievable for non-parties seeking to access court documents under the principle of open justice following Cape Holdings v Dring? What is the significance for practice?

Social Media - Dan Tench, CMS

Social Media - Dan Tench, CMS What is the potency of techniques for taking down defamatory posts or ones that infringe privacy from social media? Is Voller v Facebook going to make a difference?

Serious harm - Heather Rogers QC, Doughty Street Chambers

Serious harm - Heather Rogers QC, Doughty Street Chambers What are the unresolved issues - legal and practical - and ramifications for clients of the Supreme Court's decision on serious harm in Lachaux v IPL?

Quantum - Adam Wolanski QC, 5RB

Quantum - Adam Wolanski QC, 5RB Against a backdrop of recent and live cases, how do you quantify - with accuracy - damages in (1) privacy cases and (2) data post GDPR? What can you achieve?

Jurisdiction - Aidan Eardley, 5RB

Jurisdiction - Aidan Eardley, 5RB How do you persuade the English Court to hear a libel claim where there is an international element; how do you persuade it not to?

Context - Jonathan Price, Doughty Street Chambers

Context - Jonathan Price, Doughty Street Chambers How has Stocker v Stocker changed existing thinking on context, when determining meaning in a libel action? What counts and what will sway a court?

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