Friday, October 21, 2011

Excitement builds: Countdown to 31 October

We remind readers that the El Naschie vs Nature case is to be tried, without a jury, over a period of 15 to 20 days beginning on 31 October of this year.

In an email, Shrink directs my attention to a Declaration of Interests published online by the British Parliament. This is the relevant part:

Andrew Caldecott QC, Specialist Adviser, declared an interest as a Queen's Counsel who had appeared for many claimants and media organisations as a barrister and was likely to continue to do so—in the defamation field. He declared an involvement in the following litigation, to which reference was directly or indirectly made in the course of oral evidence:

Rath v Guardian
Reynolds v Times Newspapers
Spiller v Joseph
Tesla v BBC
El Naschie v Nature

Andrew Caldecott QC is a colleague of Aidan Eardly who you will remember is the barrister defending Nature. I am amused to see that they share offices with someone named Sarah Palin, who probably finds it tiresome when jurists pretend to mistake her for the former US vice presidential nominee.

Sexism alert (trigger warning)

Undoubtedly the gentlemen of One Brick Court often find themselves gazing longingly at the lovely legal briefs of Ms. Hannah Ready.


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  1. Notices of proceedings can be found at

    This is from today's:

    COURT 12
    Tuesday, 25th October 2011
    At half past 10
    Jury List
    TLJ/10/1474 El Naschie v MacMillan Publishers Ltd & anr

  2. Wow! Great find, Richard. That cryptic entry must mean something to the lawyers but I don't understand it. Who is Mrs. Justice Sharp? What's this about a jury list? There's supposed to be no jury.