Case Law: Giggs v News Group, claim for privacy damages struck out – Brid Jordan

17 03 2012

Ryan Giggs has lost his claim for damages against News Group Newspapers (“NGN”).  In a judgment published on 2 March 2012 ([2012] EWHC 431 (QB)) Mr Justice Tugendhat refused to reinstate the footballer’s claim for damages against NGN on the grounds that Giggs had been party to two serious breaches, one of the rules of court, the other of an Order of Mr Justice Eady of 20 April 2011. Read the rest of this entry »





Promoting Legal Protection for the Media in China – Clare Kissin

17 03 2012

Thanks to the Leveson inquiry, the British media system and news-gathering practices have been the subject of extensive public discussion and debate. Yet, little attention has been given to how favourably our system – even with all its flaws – compares to those in other countries. Through a project supported by the Great Britain China Centre (“GBCC”), Chinese academics and judges have been looking to our jurisdiction for guidance on how to protect Chinese media and journalists. Read the rest of this entry »