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Lord Neuberger, the Master of the Rolls has set up a committee to examine the issues around the use of injunctions which bind the press and so-called ‘super-injunctions’. The announcement is here. In contrast to the Libel Working Group the group is a balanced one with two claimant lawyers, two defendant lawyers, three judges and the former Chairman of the Bar. We welcome further inquiry in this area. Perhaps it will be the prelude to the collection of full statistics on media cases before the courts. The committee is discussed on MediaPal@LSE Blog. Continue reading