Arbitration Awards

Jonny Gould and Evolve Media Limited

Arbitrator: Ian Ridd

Date Arbitrator appointed: 2 March 2018

Date of award: 14 May 2018

Claim: Defamation

Outcome: Claim for defamation upheld.

Award: £900 damages awarded to the claimant. Order to publish a full apology on its website and a retraction and a full apology on Twitter, in a form to be agreed by the parties, or in default of agreement, to be settles by the arbitrator. Question of costs to be reserved to arbitrator’s further award.

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Dennis Rice and Byline Media Holdings Limited

Arbitrator: Clive Thorne

Date Arbitrator appointed: 3 April 2017

Date of Award: 6 July 2017

Claim: Defamation, Malicious Falsehood, Harassment

Outcome: Claim for defamation partially upheld. Other claims withdrawn by consent.

Award: £2,500 damages awarded to the claimant. Order not to republish the information or statement contained in the defamatory tweet.

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