Posts Tagged ‘libel’

A Good Day

July 23rd, 2010

In a previous post, I was a little unkind about defendants in libel actions wimping out before trial.  I’m pleased to say that there was no wimping out on the part of those defendants, and with the assistance of some dedicated pro bono blogger-lawyers, today this case was struck out.

I will never do the tale justice, so I suggest you head over to the Jack of Kent’s blog for a summary of the case.  I’m sure the last instalment will be posted tomorrow as their tide of celebration recedes.

Also, it seems the Jack of Kent is just five followers away from the 6,000 he aspires to – if you are not yet a groupie, go to and follow him!

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Forensic Evidence

December 13th, 2009

There was a really interesting programme on Radio 4 this week about how the police use forensic evidence and how it is possible that the underfunding of the service that provides the analysis has already lead to miscarriages of justice.  I’m afraid it’s not my cup of tea, but would be an intelligent point to raise during interviews if you have expressed an interest in that field.  For the public, the message seemed to be if you find yourself on the wrong end of forensic evidence, heed your lawyer’s advice to pay out for another round of independent analysis.

You can listen to the programme again here.

In other news, Guido is breaking injunctions again.

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