Case Law: AMM v HXW – Privacy and Anonymity – Mark Thomson

8 10 2010

On 7 October 2010 Mr Justice Tugendhat handed down judgment in the privacy injunction case of AMM v HXW [2010] EWHC 2457 (QB).  This was the return date of an injunction which had been granted on 21 September 2010 by Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart.  On 4 October, there was the return date hearing where the claimant, who was anonymised,  sought to continue the injunction until trial  to  restrain publication of allegations of an affair. Mr Justice Tugendhat decided that he would extend the injunction until trial and also the anonymity order, with reasons to follow.   Read the rest of this entry »





News: Super injunction claim fails in Scotland

8 10 2010

It appears that the concept of “super injunction” is spreading round the United Kingdom.  Last week we reported on Van Morrison’s application for such an order in Northern Ireland – this failed, although he did obtain a “privacy injunction”.  This week the Scottish website “allmediascotland” reports that the “Sunday Herald” newspaper has successfully resisted an application for a “super-injunction” brought by Strathclyde University and its principal Professor James R McDonald.  After a hearing last week, Court of Session judge Lord Pentland dismissed the orders sought as being “unnecessary restrictions on responsible journalism“. Read the rest of this entry »