Patrick Reed files $750m defamation suit against Golf Channel pundit

The 2018 Masters champion and US Ryder Cup golfer Patrick Reed has filed a $750m defamation lawsuit against American television network The Golf Channel and its commentator Brandel Chamblee. The lawsuit states that Chamblee and the Golf Channel have been “actively targeting Reed since he was 23 years old, to destroy his reputation, create hate…

Van Morrison challenging decision to hear Robin Swann libel case without a jury

Sir Van Morrison is attempting to challenge a ruling in the Court of Appeal that his defamation action with Health Minister Robin Swann should be heard without a jury. Mr Swann issued defamation proceedings after Sir Van chanted that he was “very dangerous” during a dinner at Belfast’s Europa Hotel in June 2021. It came after gigs…

Sculptor of Birmingham's Bull Ring statue sued by sons for being left out of will

Sculptor of Birmingham’s Bull Ring statue sued by sons for being left out of will

Laurence Broderick, the sculptor, who created the bull statue in Birmingham’s Bull Ring, has settled a £5million court dispute with his sons after removing them from his will and leaving everything to the National Trust. He also changed the locks on the family home so no sons could get inside The once close family had…

Boris Johnson launches Coronavirus public inquiry

Boris Johnson has announced the launch of the coronavirus public inquiry, outlining its terms of reference, following the rising threat of legal action against the Government by bereaved families over extensive delays.   The Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group threatened to apply for a judicial review on Sunday, over the failure of the Government…

Waitrose threatens Asda with legal challenge over 'Just Essentials' budget range

Waitrose threatens Asda with legal challenge over ‘Just Essentials’ budget range

According to reports Waitrose has sent a legal letter to Asda after Asda unveiled its new discount product range, called Just Essentials by Asda. Asda will roll out the new range to replace Smart Price over the summer, however, Waitrose says the branding is too similar to its own Essentials range, which was launched in…

UK fast-tracks Economic Crime Bill to target money-laundering by foreign oligarchs

UK fast-tracks Economic Crime Bill to target money-laundering by foreign oligarchs

The BBC has reported that the UK is fast-tracking The Economic Crime Bill to target money-laundering by foreign oligarchs. The Bill will include a new register that will mean foreign owners of UK property must declare and verify their identities with Companies House with the aim to stop overseas criminals and oligarchs from using agents…

The Voice pop star Bo Bruce wins court fight against her viscount brother over £2m inheritance

The Voice pop star Bo Bruce wins court fight against her viscount brother over £2m inheritance

The Voice UK 2012 runner-up Bo Bruce, whose real name is Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce has won a case in the High Court in London against her viscount brother, Thomas Brudenell-Bruce in a dispute over their multi-million-pound inheritance. Their mother, Lady Rosamond, the former Countess of Cardigan, left her estate to her two children in…

Prince Harry in legal battle over right to pay for UK police protection

Prince Harry in legal battle over right to pay for UK police protection

Prince Harry is seeking judicial review of a government decision that barred him from personally paying for police protection for him and his family while in the UK. In January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle formally stepped back from their duties with the royal family meaning they also forfeited taxpayer-funded police protection. A  statement from Prince…