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28 May 2022
The cases of R V Paul Britton and Phipps v Paul Britton and Origin Design

The case of Paul Britton was the first case in the UK, where an online troll was made to take responsibility for his harassing an defamatory activities twice. First in the criminal court and once convicted, in a separate civil case in the High Court.

28 May 2022
The case of Rada-Ortiz v Espinosa-Vadillo

The case of Rada-Ortiz v Espinosa-Vadillo involved two employees of the United Nation. It was the first case in the UK where an harassment injunction was grated against a former employee who harassed his former supervisor.

28 May 2022
The case of Dominated Men and Mario Rogers

The case of Dominated Men and Mario Rogers involved a porn producer who, Yair Cohen discovered, was also working as a head teacher in a primary school. He took advantage of homeless men. Legal action by Yair Cohen forced him to shut down his sadistic website.

28 May 2022
The case of DDF V YYZ

The case of DDF v YYZ, involved the first ever service of a harassment injunction through the social media platform Instagram.  

23 May 2022
The case of Nicola Brookes V Persons Unknown

The case of one brave woman, Nicola Brookes, was the first ever application for a disclosure order against Facebook, to compel the social media platform to hand over information about an internet troll

22 May 2022
The case of Lindsey Goldrick Dean V Paul Curran

The case of Lindsey Goldrick Dean V Paul Curran was the longest known harassment case in the UK. Yair Cohen traced the harasser and finally brought him to justice.

22 May 2022
The Case of Kirat Assi v Simran Kaur Bhogal – Sweet Bobby

The case of The Case of Kirat Assi v Simran Kaur Bhogal was a complex case of catfishing that lasted for a decade. Yair Cohen finally brought Simran Kaur Bhogal to justice in a well publicised High Court case

28 Apr 2020
Why European governments are reluctant to use mobile phone tracking apps during COVID19

Tracing apps are playing a significant role in some countries in combating COVID-19. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has given a huge boost to some technological advances but more importantly, the virus has created a public readiness to accept them.

28 Feb 2020
The Internet Law Leadership Summit 2022

Attending the Summit, which is by invitation only, is open for practicing internet law attorneys who niche themselves in the field of internet law and who have been practicing for sufficient time to have acquired  the special knowledge and expertise that is expected from a specialist internet law attorney.   

01 Nov 2019
Twitter, Facebook, Political Ads and Mission Statements

At times of trouble, when important decisions need to be made, within the organisation about a critical topic, the place to turn to for the right answer is the mission statement. Mission statements are a way get everyone focused on the right direction, and they play a part in helping a business make sound long-term decisions.

11 Sep 2019
Why homophobic hate crime has surged in England and Wales

Solicitor Yair Cohen speaks to BBC Radio Kent about The rate of homophobic hate crimes in the UK, including stalking and online harassment, has more than doubled over the past five years, with Kent police reporting a staggering 400% increase in reported cases.

03 Sep 2019
Law Society Lawyer of the Year Finalist Interview: Yair Cohen

Introducing the Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice Shortlist: Q&A with Yair Cohen, Partner at Cohen Davis Solicitors

05 Jul 2019
Simone Burns death-free speech or freedom from harassment

Simone Burns death. What impact can sharing such material have on an individual and what can be done to limit the distress and damaged

07 May 2019
Why does Facebook ban right-wing extremists

The government will eventually, like it or not, police the internet. This is inevitable. The recently published White Paper which warned internet companies very clearly of its intention to set up a new internet regulator is an indication of what social media companies should expect to see in the future. How powerful this regulator will be, will largely depend on how genuine social media companies’ effort to combat intolerance, prevent self-harm and decrease the amount of fake news is.

15 Apr 2019
Who is really responsible for protecting children’s safety on the internet and is the criticism that the social media companies are getting at the moment Justified?

Internet police author Yair Cohen says I am often asked, how much of a responsibility do we as internet users have, to police the internet ourselves and decide whether we are going to watch certain images or share horror films of live events. After all, the more we share the more we encourage others to commit social media atrocities.
This is a very interesting question. It is easy to blame us, the people, for our part in watching and sharing horrific images via social media. At the same time, people should not be judged too harshly in this regard because after all, we are only human. When we see something that is shocking, something t

08 Apr 2019
Internet Law and Brand Management

Executive training in internet law. London top internet law solicitors firm delivers exclusive training sessions to company executives on social media and internet law

06 Apr 2019
Internet Law Leadership Summit

UK internet law expert Yair Cohen will be presenting at the Internet Law Leadership Summit in Las Vegas. Latest development on the EU Copyright Directive, EU ePrivacy Regulations and latest GDPR trends.

19 Mar 2019
Can the internet ever be policed?

This week, Yair Cohen was interviewed on Al Jazeera TV and was asked by the host: ‘Do you think that the expectations of the egalitarian nature of the internet were too high?’ Yair: ‘I think that the internet, in the early days, was seen almost as an anarchistic place. The idea of the bureaucracy meant […]

07 Mar 2019
More hope under a Right to be Forgotten

Google is not the sole decision makers of whether you can have information about you removed from the internet under a right to be forgotten. People should not give up so quickly with their applications to remove links from the internet

24 Feb 2019
Should online abuse become a criminal offence?

Katie Price is certainly a controversial figure who doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind. But does this necessarily make her a fair target to online abuse?

She doesn’t think so and i’m supporting her. Katie Price and her children have been suffering from online abuse and harassment far before many members of Parliament started to recognised online harassment and abuse as an issue worth discussing.

12 Feb 2019
It is possible to regulate the internet despite its global nature

Moving away from self-policing does not necessarily mean the creation of ‘thought police’ or a ‘snooping unit’, but rather it is intended to make people feel safer online and bring our police into the twenty-first century.