Defamatory material had been published in the union's journal and online.
Saturday, 26 June 2010
In January 2008 barrister Adrian Davies, instructed by Stevens solicitors, appeared for the claimant Steven Trumm who won libel damages against Keith Norman, general secretary of the trade union ASLEF.
This high profile case arose from factional disputes within the train drivers' union, which had led to defamatory attacks on Mr Trumm and on former ASLEF Secretary Shaun Brady, who was also represented by Adrian Davies in a further libel action against Mr Norman later in 2008.
Withers LLP held a conference on 4th December 2008 in relation to the landmark case of Staden v Jones. Speakers were barrister Adrian Davies and Peter Crampin QC.
Adrian Davies appeared for Mrs Jones, the defendant at first instance, and with Peter Crampin QC on appeal.