Tag Archives: courts data

Monitoring the effect of changes to defamation statute and procedure

The Defamation Act 2013 is now in force. In a press release the government claims it “reverses the chilling effect on freedom of expression current libel law has allowed, and the prevention of legitimate debate we have seen in the … Continue reading

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Open courts data, open justice… and the right to be forgotten?

I dipped my toe in the curious world of data protection enforcement yesterday [4 June], at the first joint seminar of the DP Forum and NADPO (The National Association of Data Protection Officers). The theme was ‘The challenges of complying … Continue reading

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Reporting privacy injunctions: a response from Gideon Benaim

I recently asked a couple of questions about reporting anonymised privacy injunctions, following a piece by Gideon Benaim in the Guardian. Benaim, a partner at Michael Simkins LLP, has responded with a full blog post response, which is published on Inforrm … Continue reading

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Media law mop up: Hackgate the movie; courts data contracts; Mensch / Morgan spat

Interwoven in the phone hacking tapestry are numerous rivalries, arguments and personal battles. Louise Mensch MP and Piers Morgan ended up fighting it out on CNN last week, with Lord Sugar having his say too. BBC business correspondent Robert Peston … Continue reading

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Recent changes to Justice.gov.uk; plans to improve search and content

Earlier this week I reported on how courts data is handled by HM Courts and Tribunals Service, with details of the contracts between the MoJ, Courtel and Bailii. When I was researching the issue in June I asked the Ministry … Continue reading

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Who holds our courts data? FoIs reveal HM Courts’ exclusive contracts

Courts data is public, right? Well no, not quite. Hearings and judgments might be public, but information about them can be difficult to access. The HM Courts and Tribunals service does publish daily case listings for many courts here, on … Continue reading

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Super injunctions: the documents

Download Lord Neuberger’s super injunction committee report and a transcript of press conference proceedings at this link, or read the embedded documents below*. An updated history of super injunctions, with definitions, can be found on this page: https://meejalaw.com/super-injunctions/ *Readers by … Continue reading

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Courting data: an attempt to get better acquainted with England’s law

Courts data and information can be difficult to access: is it time to publish more online? Continue reading

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