Matrix Media Update – 18 February 2011

18 02 2011

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

Hirschfeld v McGrath [2011] EWHC 249 (QB) – 15 Feb 2011. The Court considered whether an anonymity order should be continued – permitting the court to say more about the case in a public judgment – or whether some other order governing the reporting of the proceedings should be made. The defendant had threatened to include certain private information concerning the claimant in an autobiography. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: McKeown v Attheraces Ltd – Edward Craven

18 02 2011

Jockeys and libel lawyers might be thought to be unusual bedfellows. However in McKeown v Attheraces Ltd [2011] EWHC 179 (QB) racing met the law in an interim application that raised potentially important questions about the operation of the principle of res judicata in defamation claims. Read the rest of this entry »