News: Privacy injunction granted against the Sun, first reported privacy injunction of 2017

11 03 2017

Under the predictable headline “Judge Gags Press”, the Sun today reports that a High Court judge has granted a privacy injunction to prevent it from naming an individual, anonymised as “AJS”, as a potential witness to a serious police investigation. Read the rest of this entry »





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: Starr v Ward, Justification defence succeeds in Freddie Starr’s “groping” libel claim

12 07 2015

Starr WardThe libel claim brought by entertainer Freddie Starr against Karin Ward has been dismissed by Mr Justice Nicol following an eight day trial.  In a judgment handed down on 10 July 2015 ([2015] EWHC 1987 (QB)) the judge held that the allegations made by Ms Ward concerning Mr Starr’s conduct at a recording of a Jimmy Savile TV programme in 1974 were true. Read the rest of this entry »