Case Law: Gold v Cox – Chief Executive of Ann Summers gets privacy injunction – Harry Kinmonth

17 02 2012

Mr Justice Tugendhat today handed down a short judgment in the case of Gold v Cox ([2012] EWHC 272 (QB)) explaining why he made an interim order to prevent the publication of private and confidential information about Jacqueline Gold, the high-profile Chief Executive of Ann Summers. Read the rest of this entry »





Journalism and the Press: a different perspective – Tony Jaffa

17 02 2012

With everything that’s going on at the moment, whether in the Courts, at the Leveson Inquiry, or over at Wapping, it’s easy to forget that there are some 1,200 newspapers in the UK, employing thousands of journalists who ply their trade honestly and lawfully. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Mulcaire v NGN; Coulson v NGN, Indemnities under the spotlight – Edward Craven

17 02 2012

The phone hacking saga has produced an extensive cast of victims and villains. Prominent among the key players are Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator hired by the News of the World and convicted of phone hacking in 2006, and Andy Coulson, Editor of the newspaper between 2003 and 2007. In December 2011 the High Court handed down judgment in two separate claims brought by Mulcaire ([2011] EWHC 3469 (Ch)) and Coulson ([2011] EWHC 3482 (QB)) against News Group Newspapers (“NGN”), owners of the now defunct tabloid. Read the rest of this entry »