Should public bodies be allowed to sue in defamation? Part 3 – Critique of English Position: Raymond Youngs

22 05 2011

The major problem about the denial in English law of a claim in defamation to public bodies in the absence of proof of actual financial loss is that the purpose of it is unclear.  The following grounds for application of the rule are possible. Read the rest of this entry »





Report of the Neuberger Committee: thorough, thoughtful but not the last word

22 05 2011

The report of Lord Neuberger’s Committee on Super-Injunctions – “Super-Injunctions, Anonymised Injunctions and Open Justice” – is a thorough and substantial piece of work. providing a 76 page survey of the law and practice relating to privacy injunction, setting out “Draft Guidance for Interim Non-Disclosure Orders”, a model “Explanatory Note” and a draft “Standard Form Order”.  Read the rest of this entry »