Matrix Media Update – 2 October 2010

2 10 2010

This is a Media Law Update covering the fortnight prepared by the Legal Information Team at Matrix Chambers, which they have kindly agreed to make available to readers of Inforrm.

Latest Cases

DFT v TFD [2010] EWHC 2335 (QB) 27 Sep 2010 The case concerned a blackmail case in which a woman was threatening to make public private and confidential information concerning a sexual relationship with the claimant unless she was paid very substantial sums. The injunction was granted restraining publication of the private information and the judge also ordered anonymity and made an order prohibiting the reporting of the fact of the order had been made. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Van Morrison obtains a privacy injunction

2 10 2010

On 1 October 2010 the singer Van Morrison was granted a privacy injunction against the “News of the World” by the High Court in Northern Ireland.   Mr Justice Gillen held that a proposed article and photographs went “beyond the margin or appreciation allowed to a free press“, describing them as an “unacceptable intrusion“.   The proposed article included details about Mr Morrison’s home, its value, layout and furnishing, together with the input into its management by businesswoman Gigi Lee. Read the rest of this entry »