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Month: October 2018 (Page 1 of 4)

Case Law: ABC v Telegraph Media Group: NDAs and Interim Injunctions, is there ever a public interest in breach of confidence? – Persephone Bridgman Baker

The case of ABC v. Telegraph [2018] EWCA Civ 2329 raises a number of current and important legal issues about interim injunctions, confidential information and the legitimacy of the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). That was before the disclosure made in Parliament late last week, and the case now raises equally current and important legal issues of parliamentary privilege, circumstances of confidence and the rule of law. Continue reading

Lord Hain and Privilege: When power, wealth and abuse combine to subvert the rule of law – Paul Wragg

Judges have their role to play, and Parliamentarians theirs, and “it is for the public to judge whether what I have done is right or wrong”, says Lord Peter Hain.  Yet since Lord Hain chose to breach the court injunction issued by the Court of Appeal in ABC v Telegraph Group plc by hiding behind Parliamentary privilege, this is exactly what the public does not get to do.  Continue reading

News: Statement in Open Court, Newsquest apologises to Libyan man arrested after Manchester bombing for false allegation of ISIS link

In statement in open court [pdf] read before Mr Justice Warby yesterday, 24 October 2018, Newsquest Media Group, the publishers of the Argus Newspaper in Brighton, apologised to a Libyan man arrested after the Manchester bombing pilot over an article alleging that he was an ISIS sympathiser who had publicly mourned the death of an ISIS leader. Continue reading

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