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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 DDF V YYZ

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

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

10 Nov 2021
The EU anti-trust case against Google-the latest chapter

Latest anti-trust ruling by the European Court Today, the European General Court upheld a 2017 anti-trust ruling by the European Commission which imposed on Google a fine of $2.8 billion following a finding of anti-competitive conduct by the internet giant Why the decision against Google is important Google has lost its appeal against a $2.8 […]

29 Sep 2021
YouTube deletes RT News Channels

YouTube deletes 2 news channels depriving 500,000,000 viewers of news choice YouTube has permanently deleted two news channels, which appear to have reported news in a manner disagreeable to YouTube. Both news channels, which between them share more than half a billion viewers are sister stations of Russian RT News. The news channels broadcast in […]

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

27 Aug 2019
Social media platforms need to be made accountable for the amplification of hate speech

Yair Cohen talked on Al Jazeera earlier this month about the online gaming message board 8chan, which became a haven for extremist content. Social media platforms to be accountable for amplifying hate speech from Yair Cohen Solicitor on Vimeo. 8chan is where the suspect of the El Paso Shooting is believed to have posted a […]

03 Jul 2019
Can Twitter censorship of politicians’ tweets ever be justified?

Yair Cohen , Social Media Lawyer, discusses Twitter’s recent decision of hiding harmful tweets by politicians