News: Supreme Court allows appeal in PJS “celebrity injunction case”

19 05 2016

PJS Supreme CourtIn a judgment handed down today the UK Supreme Court, by a majority of 4:1, allowed the claimant’s appeal in the case of PJS v News Group Newspapers ([2016] UKSC 26). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Comment and Preview: PJS v NGN, The last rites of the privacy injunction? In the Supreme Court on Thursday – Sara Mansoori and Aidan Wills

20 04 2016

uksccrest2_400x400Earlier this week the Court of Appeal allowed NGN’s application to set aside an interim injunction preventing the reporting of details of a well-known celebrity’s sex life (PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 393). On Thursday, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to grant PJS permission to appeal and, if so, whether the appeal should be allowed. Read the rest of this entry »





There’s life yet in privacy injunctions – Amber Melville-Brown

25 03 2016

marmiteFleet Street reporters and lawyers recoiled this week at the unpleasant smell of the privacy injunction, released from years in mothballs. At the same time claimants and their lawyers were inhaling the sweet smell of springtime success in the guise of PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: PJS v News Group Newspapers, Court of Appeal grants privacy injunction – Sara Mansoori and Aidan Wills

19 03 2016

male-female-silhouetteThe first privacy injunction case heard by the Court of Appeal since 2011 has recently been published. In PJS v News Group Newspapers ([2016] EWCA Civ 100), the court allowed an expedite appeal against the refusal to grant an interim injunction restraining The Sun on Sunday from publishing an article about a well-known entertainer’s extramarital sexual activities. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: AMC v News Group, Super-Hysteria, the misreporting of a privacy injunction – Kirsten Sjøvoll

10 08 2015

male-female-silhouetteThe grant of a privacy injunction in the case of AMC v News Group Newspapers ([2015] EWHC 2361 (QB)) has unleashed a deluge of largely inaccurate media comment worthy of the “super injunction spring” of 2011. Yet much of what is reported in the press does not appear in the judgment, which was in fact decided on established principles after careful balancing of the rights of the respective parties. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Privacy injunction granted against the Daily Mail, second media privacy injunction of 2015 [Corrected]

27 04 2015

male-female-silhouetteOn 24 April 2015 Mr Justice Warby granted a two claimants a privacy injunction against Associated Newspapers Limited, the publishers of the Daily Mail.  The injunction restrained the threatened publication of information concerning a personal private and confidential relationship between the claimants. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Privacy injunction granted against ‘Sun on Sunday’, first against the media for nearly two years

7 12 2014

Sun on SundayOn Saturday 29 November 2014, Mr Justice Stewart granted a privacy injunction against the “Sun on Sunday” to restrain the publication of information about a sexual relationship. This was the first privacy injunction against the media since January 2013. Read the rest of this entry »