Case Comment: MJN v News Group – privacy injunction, telling the story and public hearing – Sara Mansoori

14 05 2011

Last week’s decision of Sharp J in MJN v News Group Newspapers Limited [2011] EWHC 1192 shares some similarities with cases that have caused so much uproar recently, in that it concerns an injunction prohibiting identification of a married premiership footballer who has been having an affair. However, there are two important points to note: firstly, the Order allows the person with whom he was having an affair to ‘tell her story about her relationship’ (subject not naming him and including sexual and salacious details of their affair) and secondly, despite the subject matter of the hearing being private and confidential information, the hearing was conducted in public. Read the rest of this entry »