In 2020, 373 new claims were issued in the Media and Communications List of the Queen’s Bench Division.

There were 147 defamation claims issued (39% of the total), 126 data protection claims (33%) and 41 privacy claims (11%).  There were only 21 defamation claims brought against national newspapers (14% of defamation claims), but almost 50% of these claims were against Associated Newspapers Limited, the publishers of the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday.  Dr Anton van Dellen appears regularly in the Media and Communications List.

In this news post  – Dr Anton van Dellen

Dr Anton van Dellen has experience in a wide range of defamation proceedings, ranging from pre-action advice to fully contested High Court claims and appeals up to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He also has sound experience in bringing Judicial Reviews and appeals against a wide range of public authorities, challenging decisions for being unlawful, irrational and/or failing to follow published guidance. High Net Worth clients are represented by Dr Anton van Dellen in a range of litigation involving disputes over assets.