Case Comment: Steve McClaren v News Group Newspapers, “Public figures” and private lives – Edward Craven

8 09 2012

The kiss-and-tell is alive and well. On Wednesday 5 September 2012 Mr Justice Lindblom handed down his judgment in a privacy claim brought by the former England football manager Steve McClaren against News Group Newspapers, owner of the Sun on Sunday. The claimant had sought an order restraining the tabloid from publishing a story about his extra-marital affair. Following an emergency telephone hearing on the eve of publication, the judge dismissed the application and refused to grant an injunction. The defendant ran the story the very next day.   Read the rest of this entry »