News: Privacy Injunction Statistics for 2016, three applications recorded, statistics incomplete

28 04 2017

The tables [xls] published with most recent Ministry of Justice, Civil Justice Statistics Quarterly Bulletin state that there were three applications for privacy injunctions in 2016, with two being granted and one refused.  It is clear, however, that these official statistics underestimate the number of injunction applications. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Brevan Howard v Reuters, Injunction granted against news agency in breach of confidentiality claim – Edmund Roper

21 04 2017

In Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP v Reuters Limited and others, [2017] EWHC 644 (QB) Popplewell J granted an application for an interim non-disclosure order preventing the publication or use by a news agency of information contained in documents supplied by Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP (“BHAM”) to 36 potential professional investors. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Brevan Howard blocks publication of confidential information by Reuters – Media Lawyer

31 03 2017

Information which was sent to international news agency Reuters was protected by a requirement of confidentiality because it was almost certainly taken from documents sent to potential professional investors by a major hedge fund management company, a High Court judge has held. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Privacy injunction granted against the Sun, first reported privacy injunction of 2017

11 03 2017

Under the predictable headline “Judge Gags Press”, the Sun today reports that a High Court judge has granted a privacy injunction to prevent it from naming an individual, anonymised as “AJS”, as a potential witness to a serious police investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »