“Protecting Privacy in Court Proceedings” – Mark Thomson

27 10 2010

The development of privacy law in England has generated difficult issues concerning the balance between  the privacy rights of claimants and the principles of open justice.  These have been thrown into sharp relief by the controversy over the use of “super injunctions” – which provide strong privacy protection but prevent public scrutiny of the decision making process.  Other more limited methods of privacy protection have been considered in recent case law.  First of all it is necessary  to look at the basic common law and Convention principles of open justice. Read the rest of this entry »