News: Privacy Injunction Statistics for 2015 published

13 03 2016

ministry-of-justiceAccording to the tables published with most recent Civil Justice Statistics Quarterly Bulletin [xls] there were three applications for privacy injunctions in 2015, with two being granted and one refused.  These official statistics may, however, underestimate the number of injunction applications.

The Ministry of Justice has published the Civil Justice Statistics Quarterly, October to December 2015 [pdf], which include Privacy Injunction Statistics for July to December 2015.  They relate to applications for injunctions prohibiting the publication of private or confidential information made in the High Court or the Court of Appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

According to the statistics, in the last six months there were two applications for new privacy injunctions, one application to continue an existing injunction and no applications for final injunctions or appeals to the Court of Appeal.

It is not clear whether these statistics are complete as Inforrm has previously identified four privacy injunction applications in 2015

As indicated, the statistics do not cover applications made  in Courts outside London.  It is clear from Bailii that there was at least one privacy injunction granted by the High Court in Manchester in 2015 (CHS v DNH [2015] EWHC 1214 (Ch)).

The Ministry of Justice statistics from August 2011 to December 2015 are set out in the Table below

Privacy Injunctions


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