Case Law: V v Associated Newspapers Ltd and Ors, Court of Protection orders continued reporting restrictions after death – Rosalind English

28 04 2016

kidney_dialysisIn the case of V v Associated Newspapers Ltd ([2016] EWCOP 21) the Court of Protection ruled that where a court has restricted the publication of information during proceedings that were in existence during a person’s lifetime, it has not only the right but the duty to consider, when requested to do so, whether that information should continue to be protected following the person’s death. Read the rest of this entry »

The not-so-secret life of ‘Generation Tagged’ – Marion Oswald, Helen James and Emma Nottingham

26 04 2016

CIR lower level pictureThe damage has already been done, said the Court of Appeal in the recent ‘celebrity threesome’ decision (PJS). Those who want to know probably already know, so the injunction preventing the identification of the individuals must be set aside. Read the rest of this entry »

The Sun’s celebrity threesome injunction: The triumph of power over the law – Jonathan Coad

23 04 2016

NewspapersOne of the least reliable places to learn about media law is from the media because of its obvious partisan perspective. There are exceptions such as the BBC, ITN, Sky News and other broadcast outlets. Read the rest of this entry »

News: PJS injunction appeal, Supreme Court reserves judgment, injunction remains in place

21 04 2016

PJS Court of AppealThe Supreme Court today heard the application and appeal in the case of PJS v News Group Newspapers – following the decision of the Court of Appeal on Monday ([2016] EWCA Civ 393) to discharge the injunction it had granted in January because it had ceased to have practical effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Comment and Preview: PJS v NGN, The last rites of the privacy injunction? In the Supreme Court on Thursday – Sara Mansoori and Aidan Wills

20 04 2016

uksccrest2_400x400Earlier this week the Court of Appeal allowed NGN’s application to set aside an interim injunction preventing the reporting of details of a well-known celebrity’s sex life (PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 393). On Thursday, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to grant PJS permission to appeal and, if so, whether the appeal should be allowed. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Comment: Axon v Ministry of Defence and NGN Ltd – former warship captain loses privacy claim for leaks to the Sun – Aidan Wills

20 04 2016

hms somersetOn 11 April 2016, Nicol J handed down judgment in Axon v Ministry of Defence ([2016] EWHC 787 (QB)), dismissing a former Royal Navy commanding officer’s privacy and breach of confidence claims against the Ministry of Defence (‘MoD’) for a former employee’s leaks to the Sun. Read the rest of this entry »

The Farce is With You: When Newspapers Confuse Privacy with Confidentiality – Paul Wragg

16 04 2016

AnonymousThe British press has made much of the injunction granted by the Court of Appeal in PJS v News Group Newspapers.  This overturned the first instance decision that a story (to be published by The Sun on Sunday) about a well-known entertainer’s spouse engaging in extra-marital sexual activity was a matter of public interest (outweighing the couple’s claim to privacy).  Read the rest of this entry »


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