News: Jeremy Clarkson discontinues “false privacy” action, injunction discharged – Mark Thomson

27 10 2011

Jeremy Clarkson has discontinued his privacy action against his ex-wife, Alexandra Hall, leading to the discharge of an anonymised privacy injunction.  As reported in the “Daily Mail” and the “Daily Telegraph” the injunction concerned a claim by Ms Hall that she had had an affair with Mr Clarkson after he had re-married.  Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking, Privacy, and the Data Protection Act – Kirsten Sjovoll

27 10 2011

The “News of the World” phone hacking furore continues to gain momentum, with more than 60 individuals bringing legal proceedings claiming that their personal voicemails were intercepted without their consent, the creation of a large “settlement fund”, and the first test cases set for trial in early 2012.  Questions inevitably arise as to what legal rights may have been infringed. Read the rest of this entry »