Case Law: Lee, Morrison and X v News Group: Van Morrison Privacy Injunction

16 10 2010

Earlier this month we posted about a privacy injunction obtained by the singer Van Morrison against the News of the World.   Mr Justice Gillen’s judgment in the case of Lee, Morrison and X v News Group Newspapers ([2010] NIQB 106) has now been made public.   It appears that this is the full judgment – although reference is made to a “confidential annexe containing the proposed article along with 12 photographs.  The plaintiffs were Gigi Lee, who described herself as a “business lady”, Van Morrison and “X”, Ms Lee’s child. Read the rest of this entry »





Matrix Media Update – 16 October 2010

16 10 2010

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

Latest Cases

AMM v HXW [2010] EWHC 2457 (QB). QBD – 7 Oct 2010. The claimant, a married TV star, was granted an injunction against his ex-wife to prevent publication of a number of claims about his private life. An anonymity order was granted, with legal proceedings being heard in private. Publicity about the hearings would have defeated the purpose of the action. There was credible and uncontradicted evidence that publication of information by the ex-wife would be highly damaging to the claimant’s private life and to that of others, and damages would not be an adequate remedy.  For Press Gazette news story, see here. Read the rest of this entry »