When Harry met his ancestors, on the way to the law courts: Volume II – Amber Melville-Brown

8 11 2019

When Harry Met his Ancestors – Volume I finished tantalizingly as we saw Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, following in the legal footsteps of her father-in-law, her sister-in-law, Queen Victoria ancestor to hubby Harry, and an anonymized non-royal, on her way to potential legal success in her privacy claim. Read the rest of this entry »





When Harry met his ancestors, on the way to the law courts: Volume I – Amber Melville-Brown

7 11 2019

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is suing the newspapers. And so is her husband, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. As a couple, they are united it seems in a distaste for the British tabloid media, elements of which they accuse of carrying on a vindictive and bullying campaign against them. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: SOJ v JAO, Injunction granted in sexually transmitted infection blackmail case – Tom Double

31 10 2019

Often it can be difficult to predict with any certainty whether a Court will grant interim injunctive relief.  But that is not always the case. Read the rest of this entry »





What ‘Coleen Rooney vs Rebekah Vardy’ tells us about contemporary gender politics – Jilly Boyce Kay and Melanie Kennedy

13 10 2019

The furore over the apparent betrayal of Coleen Rooney by her friend Rebekah Vardy – who is accused of leaking private information about the Rooney family to The Sun newspaper – has generated reams of British media coverage, conversation and commentary in just a few days. Read the rest of this entry »





Meghan Markle, Ben Stokes, Gareth Thomas: three reasons why UK press needs help to understand ‘public interest’ – Alexandros Antoniou

10 10 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced their intention to launch legal action against the Mail on Sunday for publishing a private handwritten letter the Duchess had sent to her estranged father. Prince Harry said in a statement: “I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.” Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Lloyd v Google LLC, Landmark judgment in representative data protection action – Aidan Wills

9 10 2019

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599, a decision with significant implications for data protection law and practice. Brought on behalf of an estimated 4.4 million iPhone users, this representative claim concerns Google’s gathering and exploitation of browser generated information (“BGI”) on Apple’s Safari browser. Read the rest of this entry »





Meghan Markle letter: what the law says about the press, privacy and the public’s right to know – Hayleigh Bosher

6 10 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced plans to sue the publisher of the Mail on Sunday Associated Newspapers, after they published a private letter from Meghan to her father earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: AAA v Rakoff, Lap dancers denied anonymity in privacy claim – Brett Wilson

6 10 2019

In AAA -v- Rakoff [2019] EWHC 2525 (QB) Mr Justice Nicklin set out the importance of claimants (and their lawyers) setting out a clear and consistent basis for seeking anonymity in civil proceedings. Read the rest of this entry »





So why is Prince Harry attacking the press again? – Brian Cathcart

2 10 2019

Why is Prince Harry attacking the press again? According to Sky News’s royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills, it would appear he’s lost his mind.  Read the rest of this entry »





Duchess of Sussex sues Mail on Sunday in privacy, copyright and data protection over leaked letter

2 10 2019

It has been announced that the Duchess of Sussex, Meaghan Markle, is suing the Mail on Sunday for misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018.  The claim arises out of the publication by the newspaper in February 2019 of extensive extracts from a private letter written by the Duchess to her estranged father. Read the rest of this entry »