Case Law: ZAM v CFW – an anonymised interim libel injunction

9 03 2011

The case of ZAM v CFW ([2011] EWHC 476 (QB)) has a number of unusual and interesting features.  Mr Justice Tugendhat granted an interim injunction to restrain the publication of defamatory allegations – no misuse of private information was relied on.  An injunction was granted under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 to prevent harassment by defamatory publications.  Most interestingly, the judge made an order for anonymisation not to protect privacy rights but, in substance, to protect the Article 8 reputation rights of the claimant. Read the rest of this entry »