Online Notary Services – Having Your Documents Notarised By Zoom, Teams, Whatsapp, Skype Or Facetime

Traditionally, to have a document notarised, involved seeing a Notary in-person. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused people and business to look for an alternative to visiting a Notary, in...


Injunctive Relief In Defamation Claims

Ranger v Pycraft [2021] EWHC 502 (QB) Case summary The Claimant (Lance Dorian Ranger) was a practising solicitor and managing director of a company based in Switzerland. The Defendant (Charles...


Being Sued For Encouraging Others To Commit A Tort?

As a minimum, a legal dispute requires at least two opposing parties. Each party will be arguing the opposite in the hope the Court will agree with their side, should...


Quantification Of Damages In Online Defamation Cases

Glenn v Kline [2021] EWHC 468 (QB) Case summary The Claimant (Martin Glenn) was the CEO of the Football Association and the Defendant (Craig Kline) was an Illinois-qualified lawyer who...


Radical Reforms To Witness Statements In Civil Cases

From 6th April 2021, solicitors and legal practitioners will have to get to grips with new rules governing the preparation of witness statements in the Business and Property Courts. Practice...


What Is The Self-Dealing Rule & How To Protect The Trust?

There is a little known rule, which is referred to as the prohibition against ‘self-dealing’. This article sets out what the self-dealing rule is, how trustees could avoid being in...


The COVID-19 Vaccine Reaches The Court Of Protection (Again)

The Court of Protection have previously considered the provision of COVID-19 vaccines for those lacking capacity, as in the case of Re FEE (by her accredited legal representative) v Hammersmith...


Urgent Health & Welfare Interventions By The Court Of Protection

Although health and welfare proceedings in the Court of Protection can drag on for months, even years, before concluding, not all protected party litigation is like this. The Court of...


The Concept Of “Best Interests” In The Court Of Protection

In every decision the Court of Protection is asked to make in relation to a protected party (i.e. an individual who lacks capacity), the Judge will consider the concept of...


A Costly Exercise

We previously reported on a preliminary hearing in the defamation case currently under way between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney. In short, Mrs Rooney accused Mrs Vardy of leaking confidential...


The Children’s Code – Everything You Need To Know

There is a statutory code of practice under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) known as the Age Appropriate Design Code, informally known as the Children’s Code. What is...


Costs In Defamation Cases

Gilham v MGN Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 513 (QB) (09 February 2021) Background The Claimant (Mr Gilham) was a teacher with over 40 years’ experience. In 2017, an incident...