Case Law: JIH v News Group Newspapers, anonymity regained – Edward Craven

31 01 2011

The Court of Appeal today handed down judgment in the case of JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd ([2011] EWCA Civ 42).  In allowing the appeal against the order of Tugendhat J ([2010] EWHC 2818 (QB)) the Court ordered that the claimant’s anonymity should be restored.  Although the Court stressed that each decision is fact sensitive, this approach seems likely to be followed in most types of privacy injunction cases.  This eagerly awaited decision adds to the growing body of case law concerning reporting restrictions where an injunction has been granted to restrain publication of information about a claimant’s private life. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 31 January 2011

31 01 2011

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.


Yet again, phone hacking is the leading media law story of the week.   The claims now relate to recent activities and to the actions of other newspapers.   First, there was news of a claim by Kelly Hoppen in relation to “accessing or attempting to access her voicemail messages between June 2009 and March 2010”. Read the rest of this entry »