Court makes final order as parties agree settlement in “celebrity threesome” injunction case. PJS v News Group Newspapers – Nick Dyson

27 11 2016

Following the Supreme Court’s decision on 19 May 2016 to uphold the PJS injunction preventing the media from naming the celebrity and their partner involved in an alleged threesome at the end of 2011, the High Court has approved an agreed final order in the action for breach of confidence and misuse of private information ([2016] EWHC 2770 (QB)). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: ERY v Associated Newspapers, Privacy injunction extended to prevent publication of police investigation information – Iona Millership

16 11 2016

mail-on-sundayOn 4 November, Mr Justice Nicol handed down an anonymised judgment in ERY v Associated Newspapers Limited ([2016] EWHC 2760 (QB)).  It focuses on two important issues.  First, the necessary likelihood of the matters sought to be restrained by an injunction.  Second, the extent to which police investigations into individuals give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy and thus the reporting of them subject to legal restraint. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: R (Interim Board of X) v Ofsted, Public law injunctions: restraining publication of critical reports – Hannah Blake

3 11 2016

ofsted-logo-blueThe case of R (Interim Board of X) v Ofsted ([2016] EWHC 2004 (Admin)) provides a useful guide for public authorities and claimants who may be involved in public law injunctions. The case sets out what a claimant must establish to restrain publication of potentially contentious reports, on an interim basis, and how there are additional hurdles to overcome compared to private law cases. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Middleton v Persons Unknown, Privacy injunction granted following iCloud hack – Francesca Miller

4 10 2016

pippa-middletonIn the case of Middleton & Anor v Person Or Persons Unknown [2016] EWHC 2354 (QB) Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, successfully sought the continuation of an interim privacy injunction and the expansion of its terms against person(s) unknown. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Cartier v BSkyB, Website blocking orders against ISPs upheld – Kaisa Patsalides

10 07 2016

court-injunctionsOn 6 July 2016 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Cartier International AG and others v British Sky Broadcasting Limited and others, ([2016] EWCA Civ 658) dismissing an appeal against an order requiring internet service providers (“ISPs”) to block websites offering counterfeit goods. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: DMK v News Group, QB judge grants injunction and order anonymising ChD proceedings – Jayne Owens

4 06 2016

Female SilhouetteIn DMK v News Group Newspapers Ltd, ([2016] EWHC 1646 (QB)) Warby J, sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division, has granted two orders designed to prevent the public identification of a defendant in an on-going matter in the Chancery Division. Read the rest of this entry »





Suffer the Little Children…The Supremes, the Internet and PJS – Robin Callender Smith

3 06 2016

Sun PJSIssues of world-wide identification and information on the internet in respect of privacy rights, celebrities and English law reignited in January this year. The Sun on Sunday began its attempt to tell readers about PJS’s ‘three-way’ with A and B with the full knowledge of his married partner YMA. Read the rest of this entry »