Case Law: CTB v News Group Newspapers: privacy law and the judiciary – Edward Craven

16 05 2011

In the increasingly heated debate about the state of English privacy law, the courts have frequently been accused of seeking to introduce a privacy law “by the backdoor”. Today’s decision in CTB v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2011] EWHC 1232 (QB) contains a robust judicial response to that criticism. In his judgment, Eady J – the judge who has so far borne the brunt of the media’s ire – tackles head on the suggestion that the judges are overriding the democratic process by unilaterally creating a new privacy law. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 16 May 2011 [Updated]

16 05 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.


The two main media legal stories of  2011 – privacy and phone hacking – have continued to dominate  this week.  The former has received the greatest coverage as a Read the rest of this entry »