Case Law: SKA v CRH, variation of a privacy injunction – Kirsty Hughes

9 05 2012

In SKA and PLM v CRH [2012] EWHC 766 (QB) Tugendhat J refused to grant an injunction prohibiting the disclosure of the fact that the claimants were engaged in an extra-marital relationship, and the paternity of the claimants’ unborn twins. The case raises interesting questions about whether the bare fact of a relationship can constitute private information, whether the paternity of one’s children constitutes private information, and the competing rights of others. Overall the reasoning is not entirely convincing and the decision seems dominated by frustration at the claimants’ lack of co-operation and judicial perceptions of morality.  Read the rest of this entry »