Case Comment: Goodwin v News Group Newspapers – Edward Craven

24 05 2011

After a weekend in which privacy injunctions continued to dominate the headlines, yesterday morning saw further developments in the privacy case brought by Sir Fred Goodwin against News Group Newspapers [2011] EWHC 1309 (QB). In a judgment handed down in the High Court on Monday 23 May 2011, Tugendhat J gave his reasons for refusing to discharge the full injunction obtained by the claimant at an earlier hearing. In so doing, the Judge rejected the suggestion that there was a credible public interest argument to support the lifting of the injunction at this stage. The Judge also took the opportunity to highlight and criticise some significant factual inaccuracies that have accompanied some media reports of the case.
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“Not Spycatcher – Footballerfinder” – Amber Melville-Brown

24 05 2011

Could the argument over privacy get any more heated?   It started by pitting individuals against the media, the one fighting to protect their article 8 rights to respect for their private lives, the other arguing in favour of their article 10 rights to free speech. And the row has not stopped since the two rights were incorporated into UK law by the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998. Read the rest of this entry »