Case Law: ERY v Associated Newspapers, Privacy injunction extended to prevent publication of police investigation information – Iona Millership

16 11 2016

mail-on-sundayOn 4 November, Mr Justice Nicol handed down an anonymised judgment in ERY v Associated Newspapers Limited ([2016] EWHC 2760 (QB)).  It focuses on two important issues.  First, the necessary likelihood of the matters sought to be restrained by an injunction.  Second, the extent to which police investigations into individuals give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy and thus the reporting of them subject to legal restraint. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Power Places Tours v Free Spirit, US residents obtain injunction to prevent online harassment – Iona Millership

14 05 2016

ppt_logo3_full (1)The High Court has granted injunctions to US claimants in relation to two closely related applications. The case (Power Places Tours Inc and others v Free Spirit and another) is unusual as one of the injunctions granted was to protect US residents from being harassed online by an individual, notwithstanding that they did not appear to have any special connection to the jurisdiction or to have suffered any detriment within it. Read the rest of this entry »





Media injunctions: appeal against injunction refused in Weller case – Iona Millership

16 01 2016

PaparazziIn Weller and others v Associated Newspapers Limited, ([2015] EWCA Civ 1176) the Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Associated Newspapers Limited, publishers of the Mail Online website, against a finding of liability in the tort of misuse of private information arising from the unauthorised publication of unpixelated paparazzi photographs of Paul Weller’s children taken on a family outing, which were originally published by the Mail Online in October 2012, and an injunction preventing re-publication of the same. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Warwickshire County Council v Matalia, Injunction to prevent publication of 11+ information – Iona Millership

26 04 2015

Warwickshire-County-CouncilIn Warwickshire County Council v Matalia ([2015] EWHC B4 (Ch)), Warwickshire County Council was granted an injunction by the High Court to prevent the defendant, Mr Matalia, from publishing information about the Birmingham 11 + exam to a website registered to him. Read the rest of this entry »