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Day: 13 September 2010

Opinion: “Wayne Rooney’s infidelity exposes law’s misogyny” – Gill Phillips

By granting these privacy orders, courts are allowing men to treat women like chattels

There has been a lot of public discussion in the past few weeks about celebrities getting injunctions to protect their private lives. The commentaries suggest that these injunctions are being obtained predominantly by high-profile celebrities including a number of Premiership footballers to prevent publication of their (alleged) peccadilloes. Continue reading

Law and Media Round Up, 13 September 2010

In this regular feature we draw attention to the last week’s law and media news and next week’s upcoming events. If readers have any news or events which they would like to draw attention to please add them by way of comments on this post.


The “News of the World” voice mail hacking story continues to dominate the media and law news.  Tom Watson MP raised the matter in Parliament on Monday 6 September 2010,  Then, on Thursday 9 September 2010 it was debated as a matter of privilege – with the issue being referred to the Standards and Privileges Committee., Simon Hoggart suggested in the Guardian that MPs had got their chance to hit back at tabloid press that has been tormenting them for years. Continue reading

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