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Blackwell v Bates & Ors

Libel - Defences - Qualified privilege - Reply to attack - Fair Comment - Meaning - Malice

[2007] EWHC 3098 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd

Copyright - Broadcasts - Criminal offences - ss.6, 297(1) Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 - EC Directive 93/83 - Dishonestly receiving programme included in broadcasting service provided from place in UK with intent to avoid payment of applicable charge - Place from which broadcasting service provided - Transmission by continuous chain of communications - Intent

[2007] EWHC 3091 (Admin) - Administrative Court

Judge Pumfrey LJ and Stanley Burnton J

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.3)

Defamation - Libel - Defences - Justification - Lucas-Box meaning - Whether Lucas-Box meaning severable and distinct from meaning complained of - Whether proportionate to allow issues raised by Lucas-Box meaning to be tried

[2007] EWHC 3062 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Adelson v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No. 2)

Libel - Amendment - Adding parties - Disapplication of limitation period - Corporate libel claims - Discretion

[2007] EWHC 3028 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Malik v Newspost Ltd & Ors

Defamation - Libel - Defences - Reynolds privilege- Public interest - Responsible journalism - Letter to editor - Whether letter writer could rely on Reynolds privilege

[2007] EWHC 3063 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Sharma v Singh & Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Defences - Justification - Lucas-Box meaning - Legitimate scope of plea of justification to a level 1 meaning - Repetition rule Harassment - Whether conduct constituted harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997

[2007] EWHC 2988 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Stoll v Switzerland

Article 10 - Journalistic sources - Responsible journalism - National interests

Application No 69698/01 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Grand Chamber

R (Green) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court

Judicial review - offence of blasphemous libel - Art 10 ECHR - s.2(4) Theatres Act 1968 - discretion to issue summons

[2007] EWHC 2785 (Admin) - Administrative Court

Judge Hughes LJ & Collins J

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Offer of amends - Justification - Amendment - Discretion - Article 6 ECHR - Article 10 ECHR

[2007] EWHC 2856 (QB); [2008] 2 WLR 1033 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Burstein particulars - Amendment - Aggravated damages - Offer of amends

[2007] EWHC 2860 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Radu v Houston & Another (No.3)

Defamation - Libel - Trial of a preliminary issue - Whether article protected by qualified privilege - Reportage - Reynolds privilege - Common interest privilege

[2007] EWHC 2735 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Voskuil v Netherlands

Article 10 ECHR – protection of journalistic sources – non-disclosure – freedom of expression – public interest – press freedom

Application no. 64752/01 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Zupancic (President), Birsan, Fura-Sandstrom, Gyulumyan, Bjorgvinsson, Berro-Lefevre and Thomassen JJ

Walker v Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Privy Council - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - Professional discipline - Appeal on penalty - Inadequate reasons - Distinction between removal and suspension - Effect of power to reinstate - Mitigation - Necessity of sanction

[2007] UKPC 64 - Privy Council

Judge Lords Walker, Mance and Neuberger

Pfeifer v Austria

Article 8 - Right to private life - Right to reputation - Article 10 - Freedom of expression - Defamation - Libel - Political criticism - Value judgments

Application No. 12556/03 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Loucaides (President), Vajiæ, Kovler, Hajiyev, Spielmann, Jebens & Schäffer

Lepojic v Serbia

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Necessary in a democratic society - Protection of the reputation of others - Defamation - Criminal defamation - Statements on matter of public interest - Political discussion

Application no. 13909/05 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Tulkens (President), Baka, Barreto, Ugrekhelidze, Zagrebelsky & Mularoni (Judges)

Her Majesty’s Stationery Office & Ordnance Survey v Green Amps Ltd

Copyright – Crown copyright – Ordnance survey maps – Infringement - Defences - Fair dealing - Research for a non-commercial purpose – s.29(1), Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 - Whether dealing 'fair'

HC07C00249 - Chancery Division

Judge Nicholas Strauss QC (sitting as a deputy judge)

Chemodurov v Russia

Article 10 - Freedom of expression - Defamation - Political criticism - Value judgments - Whether 'necessary in a democratic society'

Application No. 72683/01 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Loucaides, Vajic, Kovler, Steiner, Hajiyev & Spielmann

Westcott v Westcott

Defamation - Libel - Slander - Defences - Absolute privilege - Complaints to police

[2007] EWHC 2501 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Richard Parkes QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge)

Flux & Samson v Moldova

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10, ECHR - Defamation - Value judgments - Requirement to prove truth - Balance - Public interest - Responsible journalism - Exaggeration and provocation - Dissemination of the statements of others

Application no. 28700/03 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza (President), Casadevall, Bonello, Traja, Pavlovschi, Garlicki and Mijovic (Judges) and Early (Section Registrar)

Lindon & Others v France

Human Rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Privacy - Art 8, ECHR - Fair trial - Art 6, ECHR - Defamation - Libel - Proportionality of damages and penalties - Value judgments and facts - Republication in the media

Applications nos. 21279/02 and 36448/02 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Wildhaber, Costa, Bratza, Zupanèiè, Lorenzen, Tulkens, Loucaides, Casadevall, Ugrekhelidze, Steiner, Garlicki, Hajiyev, Jaeger and Jebens

Jules Rimet Cup Ltd v The Football Association Ltd

Trade marks - Applications - Application for trade marks in 'bad faith' - Relevance of legal advice in determining 'bad faith' Passing off - Goodwill - Subsistence of goodwill in absence of commercial activity Copyright - Artistic works - Duration - Exploitation of artistic work by industrial process - S.52, Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 - Infringement - Substantial part  

[2007] EWHC 2376 (Ch); [2008] FSR 10; (2008) 31(1) IPD 31002 - Chancery Division

Judge Roger Wyand QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge)

Sheffield Wednesday FC & ors v Hargreaves

Defamation - Libel - Norwich Pharmacal relief - Anonymous website postings

[2007] EWHC 2375 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Richard Parkes QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge)

Radu v Houston & Another (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Mode of Trial - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981 - Role of Jury - Trial of a Preliminary Issue - Qualified Privilege - Responsible Journalism - Reportage - Duty/ Interest

[2007] EWHC 2328 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.3) (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Qualified Privilege - Responsible journalism and authorship- Fair and accurate court reports - Reportage- Whether book protected by qualified privilege at common law

[2007] EWCA Civ 972; [2008] 1 AllER 750 - Court of Appeal

Judge Ward, Sedley, and Hooper LLJ

Glas Nadezhda EOOD & Elenkov v Bulgaria

Freedom of expression - European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights, Article 10 - Broadcasting - Licences - Article 13, ECHR - Effective remedy

Application No. 14134/02 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Lorenzen (President), Botoucharova, Jungwiert, Butkevych, Tsatsa-Nikolovska, Maruste & Villiger JJ

L’Oreal S.A. v Bellure N.V. and others

Infringement of Trade Marks for "Smell-Alike" replica perfumes - "Unfair Advantage" - References to European Court - Use of comparison tables - Art 5(1)(a), 5(2) and 6(1)(b) Directive 89/104 on Trade Marks 1988 - Passing off - Unfair competition

[2007] EWCA Civ 968 - Court of Appeal

Judge Keene & Jacob LJJ & Blackburne J

Nike European Operations Netherlands BV v Rosicky

Sports law - Contract - Professional football player's contract to use claimant's products - Option to extend contract - Exercise of option - Player wishing to enter into contract with third party

[2007] EWHC (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Patten J

Murray v Express Newspapers plc & Another

Privacy - Confidentiality - Data Protection - Human Rights - Photographs - Paparazzi - Reasonable Expectation of Privacy -Public Place - Child

[2007] EWHC 1908 (Ch); [2007] EMLR 583; [2007] 3 FCR 331; [2007] HRLR 44; [2007] UKHRR 1322; [2007] Fam Law 1073; (2007) 157 NLJ 1199; (2008) 1 FLR 704; The Times, 4 October 2007 - Chancery Division

Judge Patten J

Re LM (Reporting Restrictions: Coroner’s Inquest)

Family law - Reporting restrictions - Inquest - Injunctions - Human rights - Privacy - Article 8 ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR

[2007] EWHC 1902 (Fam); (2008) 99 BMLR 11; The Times, 20 November 2007 - Family Division

Judge Sir Mark Potter

In re Times Newspapers Ltd and Others

Reporting restrictions - Contempt of Court Act 1981, ss.4(2), 11 - Scope of orders - Whether s.4(2) order could be used to postpone publication indefinitely - Whether s.11 order could prohibit publication of speculation

[2007] EWCA Crim 1925; [2008] 1 WLR 234; [2008] 1 AllER 343; (2008) 1 CrAppR 16; The Times, 31 July 2007 - Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Judge Lord Phillips LCJ, Elias and Griffith Williams JJ

Grovit v De Nederlandsche Bank & Ors

Defamation - Conflict of laws - Jurisdiction - Scope of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001, art 1(1) - Claimant suing in place where harmful event occurred - Libel claim over letter sent by bank in Netherlands - Bank's reliance on state immunity - Whether claim "civil … matter"

[2007] EWCA Civ 953; [2008] 1 WLR 51 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge May, Dyson and Jacob LJJ

Roberts & Another v Gable & others (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Reynolds privilege - Dispute between members of political party - Allegations of commission of criminal offences - Reportage

[2007] EWCA Civ 721; [2008] 2 WLR 129; [2007] EMLR 457 - Court of Appeal

Judge Ward, Sedley, Moore-Bick LLJ

McBride v Body Shop International plc

Libel - Summary judgment - Abuse of process - Use of documents obtained in the course of disclosure

[2007] EWHC 1658 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Adelson v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Defamation – Limitation – Substitution of parties – Addition of parties - Mistake - s.35 Limitation Act 1980 – CPR 17.4 and 19.5(3)

[2007] EWCA Civ 701; [2008] 1 WLR 585; [2007] 4 All ER 330; [2008] EMLR 324; The Times, 18 July 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips CJ, Jacob LJ, Moses LJ

Flux v Moldova (No 2)

Right to fair trial - Art 6, ECHR - Right to freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Libel - Judicial impartiality - Sufficiency of reasons

Application No. 31001/03 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza (President), Casadevall, Bonello, Traja, Pavlovschi, Sikuta, Hirvela and Early

Re Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic Community Football Club Ltd (CA)

Contempt - Reporting restrictions - Private hearing - Party disclosing information to journalist - s.12 Administration of Justice Act 1960 - CPR Part 39.2(3)

[2007] EWCA Civ 848; [2007] 1 WLR 2614 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR, Sir Igor Judge (President QB) & Buxton LJ

Jones v Associated Newspapers Limited

Libel - Costs - Claimant's Part 36 offer - CPR 36.14 - CFAs

[2007] EWHC 1489 (QB); [2008] 1 AllER 240; [2008] EMLR 6 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Burstein v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Fair Comment - Striking Out - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24

[2007] EWCA Civ 600; [2007] 4 All ER 319; [2007] EMLR 571 - Court of Appeal

Judge Waller, Keene & Dyson LJJ

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd & Others v Vetplus Ltd (CA)

Prior restraint – Interim Injunctions – Human Rights Act section 12(3) – European Convention on Human Rights Article 10 – Comparative Advertising – Libel – Malicious Falsehood – Trade Marks

[2007] EWCA Civ 583; [2007] FSR 29; (2007) HRLR 33; (2007) BusLR 1456; (2007) 97 BMLR 1; (2007) 30(8) IPD 30052; The Times, 27 June 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Pill, Longmore & Jacob LJJ

Flux v Moldova (No.3)

Libel - Accuracy - Public Interest - Article 10

Application No. 32558/03 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza (President), Casadevall, Bonello, Traja, Pavlovschi, Šikuta & Hirvelä JJ

Sheffield United Football Club Ltd v Football Association Premier League Ltd

Sport - football - player registration - breach of rules - Disciplinary Commission - fine imposed - no points deducted - third party club complaints - alleged illegality in decision - alleged failure of FAPL to investigate and take further disciplinary measures - relief sought required reconsideration and new charges - arbitration of those issues under FAPL rules - no relief granted

[2007] ISLR, SLR-77 - FAPL Arbitration Panel

Judge Rt Hon Sir Philip Otton (Chair), David Pannick QC, Nicholas Randall

Drury v Carnegie (CA)

Libel - Claim form – Service – r.7.6(3)(b) Civil Procedure Rules – Extensions of time

[2007] EWCA Civ 497; [2007] EMLR 637; The Times, 11 June 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Dyson and Smith LJJ

Chelsea FC v Mutu (CAS)

Sports law - Football - Breach of contract - Compensation - Appropriate regulations - Standing - Article 42, 2001 FIFA Regulations - Jurisdiction to determine compensation

CAS 2006/A/1192 - Court of Arbitration for Sport

Judge Argand (President), Leaver and Barak (arbitrators)

Saim Üstün v Turkey

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10, European Convention on Human Rights - Whether necessary in a democratic society - Conviction of publisher for publication of separatist propaganda

Application No. 37685/02 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Baka (President), Cabral Barreto, Türmen, Ugrekhelidze, Zagrebelsky, Mularoni, Popoviã and Joèienë JJ

Buckley v Dalziel

Defamation - Absolute privilege - Qualified privilege - Witness statement provided to police officer - Limitation - s.32A Limitation Act 1980

[2007] EWHC 1025 (QB); [2007] 1 WLR 2933; [2007] EMLR 624; The Times, 7 June 2007 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.8) (HL)

Breach of confidence - Nature of confidential matter - Enforceability of obligation of confidence post-publication - Causing loss by unlawful means - Test of intention as an ingredient - Unlawful means

[2007] UKHL 21; [2008] 1 AC 1; [2007] 2 WLR 920; [2007] 4 AllER 545; [2007] EMLR 325; (2007) BusLR 1600; (2007) IRLR 608; (2007) 30(6) IPD 30037; (2007) 19 EG 165(CS); The Times, 4 May 2007 - House of Lords

Judge Lord Hoffmann, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Baroness Hale of Richmond and Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood

Fearns v Anglo-Dutch Paint & Chemical Co Ltd & Ors

Trade marks - Infringement - Passing off - Misrepresentation - Malicious falsehood - Publication - Copyright - Infringement - Duration - s.52 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 - Breach of contract - Causing loss by unlawful means

[2007] EWHC 955 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Christopher Floyd QC

Adelson v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation – Limitation – Substitution of parties – Addition of parties - Mistake - s.35 Limitation Act 1980 – Civil Procedure Rules 1998

[2007] EWHC 997 (QB); The Times, 10 May 2007 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

RWE NPower v Carrol & Others

Harassment - Trespass - Injunction - Representative Capacity of Defendant - CPR 19.6(4) - Enforcement of Order - Power of Arrest under Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

[2007] EWHC 947 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Teare J

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd & Others v Vetplus Ltd (ChD)

Prior restraint – Interim Injunctions – Human Rights Act section 12(3) – European Convention on Human Rights Article 10 – Comparative Advertising – Libel – Malicious Falsehood – Trade Marks

[2007] EWHC 972 (Ch); [2007] FSR 28; (2007) 30(6) IPD 30043 - Chancery Division

Judge Pumfrey J

Curistan v Times Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Qualified Privilege - Preliminary Issue

[2007] EWHC 926 (QB); [2008] 1 WLR 126; [2007] 4 All ER 486; The Times, 10 May 2007 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Davies v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc

Defamation - Qualified privilege - Malice - Evidence of malice - Strike out - Fresh evidence - Adjournment - Appropriateness of striking out

[2007] EWCA Civ 594 - Court of Appeal

Judge Auld, Sedley,and Leveson LJJ

De Landtsheer Emmanuel v Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne

Comparative advertising – Identifying a competitor or the goods or services offered by a competitor – Goods or services satisfying the same needs or with the same purpose – Reference to designations of origin

Case C-381/05 - European Court of Justice

Judge Jann, President, Cunha Rodrigues (Rapporteur), Schiemann, Ilešiè and Levits, Judges

Purnell v F1 Business Magazine Ltd & Another

Defamation - Justification defence struck out - Jury to determine quantum of damages - Effect of the prior reasoned judgment re the strike out on vindicatory element of the jury award

[2007] EWCA Civ 744; [2008] 1 WLR 1 - Court of Appeal

Judge Chadwick & Laws LJJ & Evans-Lombe J

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Privacy - Injunction - Freedom of expression - Breach of confidence - Articles 8,10 ECHR - s.12 HRA 1998

[2007] EWCA Civ 295; [2008] 1 QB 103; [2007] 3 WLR 289; [2007] EMLR 538 - Court of Appeal

Judge Clarke MR, Buxton, Keene LLJ

Copland v UK

Right to respect for private life and correspondence - Article 8, European Convention on Human Rights - Scope of "private life" and "correspondence" - Whether interference "in accordance with the law" - Monitoring of telephone calls, email and internet usage at work - No policy in place - No statutory provision for such monitoring

Application No. 62617/00 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Casadevall (President), Bratza, Bonello, Maruste, Pavlovschi, Garlicki and Borrego Borrego JJ

Edwards v Golding & Others (CA)

Defamation – Libel - Limitation – Accrual of cause of action - Addition of parties - s.32A Limitation Act 1980 - CPR 19.5 - CPR 3.1(7)

[2007] EWCA Civ 416; [2007] WLR (D) 88; The Times, 22 May 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Buxton, Wilson and Moses LJJ

Jane Doe v Australian Broadcasting Corporation & Others

Privacy - Breach of confidence - Rape victim - Identification - Breach of reporting restriction - Breach of statutory duty - Negligence - Measure of damages - Aggravated damages - Exemplary damages

[2007] VCC 281 - County Court of Victoria (Melbourne)

Judge Hampel J

Re Ward; BBC v CAFCASS Legal & Ors

Reporting restrictions - Care proceedings - s. 12 Adminstration of Justice Act 1960 - Disclosure - Anonymised judgments - Contra mundum order to protect medical expert witnesses, treating doctors, social workers and other witnesses in care proceedings - Interim orders - Practice and procedure - s. 12 Human Rights Act 1998 -Duration of order - Requirement of notice

[2007] EWHC 616 (Fam); [2007] 2 FLR 765; [2007] Fam Law 704 - Family Division

Judge Munby J

Johnson v Medical Defence Union (No.2) (CA)

Data protection - Personal data - Selection of information from manual and electronic files - Whether “processing” of data - Whether processing unfair - Damages - Causation - Quantum - Damage to reputation - ss 1(1), 13, Sch 1, Pts 1, II, Data Protection Act 1998

[2007] EWCA Civ 262; (2007) 96 BMLR 99; The Times, 10 April 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Buxton, Arden and Longmore LJJ

Stretford v The Football Association Ltd & Another (CA)

FA disciplinary proceedings – Declaratory relief - Restraint of trade - Public policy - Article 6, ECHR - Arbitration agreement under FA rules – Stay - s.9(1), Arbitration Act 1996

[2007] EWCA Civ 238; [2007] 2 Lloyd's Rep 31; (2007) Bus LR 1052; (2007) 1 CLC 256; The Times, 13 April 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR, Waller and Sedley LLJ

Nova Productions Ltd v Mazooma Games Ltd & Ors (CA)

Copyright - Graphic works - Literary works - Infringement - Substantial part - Idea/expression - Computer software - Series of graphic works - s.4(2) Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

[2007] EWCA Civ 219; [2007] EMLR 427; [2007] RPC 25; (2007) BusLR 1032; (2007) 30(5) IPD 30032; The Times, 5 April 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Andrew Morritt C andJacob and Lloyd LJJ

Attorney General v BBC

Contempt of Court – Injunctions – Standard of Proof – Private hearings - Civil Procedure Rules (r.39.2) - s.12(1)(e) Administration Of Justice Act 1960 : s.2 Contempt Of Court Act 1981

[2007] EWCA Civ 280 - Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR, Dyson and Thomas LJJ

Campaign Against Arms Trade v BAE Systems Plc

Disclosure - Non-party disclosure - Norwich Pharmacal order - 'Mere recipient' - Leaked information - Identification of source

[2007] EWHC 330 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge King J

Nikowitz & Verlagsgruppe News GmbH v Austria

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10, European Convention on Human Rights - Necessary in a democratic society - Relevant and sufficient reasons for interference - Defamation - Satirical commentary - Statement that views not in fact expressed

[2007] EMLR 245 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Loucaides, Vajic, Kovler, Steiner, Hajiyev, Spielmann (Judges) and Nielsen (Section Registrar)

Mersey Care NHS Trust v Ackroyd (No.2) (CA)

Confidential information - Freedom of Expression - Journalistic sources - Medical records - Privacy - Protection of sources

[2007] EWCA Civ 101; [2008] EMLR 1; (2007) 94 BMLR 84; (2007) HRLR 19; The Times, 26 February 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR, Lord Neuberger & Leveson LJ

Connolly v DPP

Criminal law - s.1 Malicious Communications Act 1988 - Sending indecent or grossly offensive articles with purpose of causing distress or anxiety - Freedom of expression - Freedom of thought, conscience and religion - Articles 9 and 10, European Convention on Human Rights - Political or educational intent - Whether images of aborted foetuses 'indecent or grossly offensive'

[2007] EWHC 237 (Admin); [2008] 1 WLR 276; [2007] 2 AllER 1012; [2007] 2 CrAppR 5; [2007] HRLR 17; (2007) CrimLR 729; The Times, 28 Feb 2007 - Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Judge Dyson LJ and Stanley Burnton J

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - Article 8 ECHR - Article 10 ECHR - Business information - Interim injunction - Prior restraint - Section 12 HRA 1998 - Contempt of court

[2007] EWHC 202 (QB); [2007] EMLR 515 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Moore v Scottish Daily Record

Scotland - Defamation - Offer of amends - rejection - late acceptance - statutory construction - costs

[2007] CSOH 24 - Outer House, Court of Session

Judge Lady Paton

L v L and H (a firm)

Confidence – Legal professional privilege – Disclosure – Documents obtained by 'self-help’ - Delivery up – Unlawful conduct – s.55, Data Protection Act 1998 – s.1, Computer Misuse Act 1990 – Jurisdiction

[2007] EWHC 140 (QB); [2007] 2 FLR 171 - Queen’s Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Kommersant Moldovy v Moldova

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Necessity of interference in a democratic society - Sufficiency of reasons - Articles criticising authorities - Prosecution for endangering national security, territorial integrity and public safety and order

Application No. 41827/02 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Sir Nicolas Bratza (President), Casadevall, Bonello, Pellonpaa, Traja, Pavlovschi, Sikuta (Judges) and Elens-Passos (Registrar)