News: Supreme Court CFA appeals to be heard over 3 days in January 2017

4 10 2016

uksccrest2_400x400The joined appeals in Flood v Times Newspapers and Miller v Associated Newspapers in which the press arguing that CFA success fees and ATE insurance are contrary to Article 10 have been listed for a three day hearing on 24, 25 and 26 January 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Supreme Court gives Mail permission to appeal in human rights challenge to CFAs

5 09 2016

UKSC-exteriorOn 2 August 2016, the Supreme Court (Lords Mance, Clarke and Wilson) gave the Daily Mail permission to appeal [pdf] in the case of Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd, a human rights challenge to CFA success fees and ATE insurance. 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 »

The Courts Both Uphold the Rule of Law and Prioritise the Human Rights of Individuals and Children Over the Commercial Interests of the Tabloid Press – Jonathan Coad

31 05 2016

Sun PJSThe PJS v NGN injunction case is just another ugly example of a paid tabloid betrayal/kiss-and- tell story without a shred of genuine public interest while of considerable financial value to both the betrayer and the newspaper. Rarely does a legal case receive so much press attention as when tabloids are outraged by their inability to report on a celebrity threesome they claim is of interest to the public (rather than of legitimate public interest). Read the rest of this entry »

Case Comment: PJS v NGN, Supreme Court restores interim injunction in landmark privacy case – Sara Mansoori and Aidan Wills.

26 05 2016

Supreme CourtOn 19 May 2016, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] UKSC 26. This much-discussed privacy action brought by a celebrity has generated renewed debate on privacy injunctions. Read the rest of this entry »

“Free speech drowning”? – Supreme Court decision to reinstate PJS injunction, a news Round Up

20 05 2016

Sun Front PageThe decision of the Supreme Court to reinstate the injunction in the case of PJS v News Group Newspapers ([2016] UKSC 26) has, unsurprisingly, attracted widespread comment, both in press and on social media. We had a summary of the case and a post by Ashley Hurst. Read the rest of this entry »

PJS v NGN: Supreme Court stands behind anonymised celebrity injunction – Ashley Hurst

19 05 2016

Ashley HurstIn what many will see as a shock judgment, the Supreme Court has resisted massive media, internet, and political pressure and upheld an anonymised privacy injunction which protects the identity of a celebrity couple. Read the rest of this entry »