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Attorney General v BBC

Open justice – whether hearing in public or private pursuant to CPR 39.2 – national security

[2022] EWHC 380 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Chamberlain J

Abdulrazaq v Hassan & Ors

Libel - Publication of reasons for exclusion of individuals from mosque - Qualified privilege - Duty/interest - Reply to attack - Malice - Summary judgment

[2021] EWHC 3252 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division, Media & Communications List

Judge Jay J

Ashley v Times Newspapers Limited

Defamation - Libel - Trial of Preliminary Issues - Meaning - Defamatory imputation - Statement of fact / expression of opinion - Whether the repetition rule is engaged - Multiple publications

[2021] EWHC 2082 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Saini J

Aven & Ors v Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd

Data Protection Act 1998 – s.35 exemption (legal purposes) – s.28 exemption (national security) – remedies

[2020] EWHC 1812 (QB) - High Court

Judge Warby J

Anna Turley v Unite the Union and Stephen Walker

Libel – Trial – Liability for publication – Serious harm – Truth – Public interest – Assessment of damages – CPR Part 36

[2019] EWHC 3547 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Nicklin J

AAA v Rakoff

Injunction - Privacy – Anonymity - Expedition

[2019] EWHC 2525 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Nicklin J

Alsaifi v Secretary of State for Education

Defamation -  Spokesperson's quote in newspaper article - Meaning - Principles governing quoted source liability - Serious Harm - Effect of Prior Court Judgment on reputational harm - Qualified Privilege - Press Releases

[2019] EWHC 1413 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Anthony Metzer QC sitting as a Deputy Judge of the High Court

AXB v BXA

Harassment – Misuse of Private Information – Deceit – Anonymity – Injunction

[2018] EWHC 588 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Sir David Eady

Al-KO Kober Ltd & Anor v Balvinder Sambhi

Interim injunction - malicious falsehood - Bonnard v Perryman - data protection - order under s10 DPA

[2017] EWHC 2474 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Whipple J

Ahmed v (1) Express Newspapers (2) Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - s.1 Defamation Act 2013 - serious harm - Jameel grounds - Strike Out CPR 3.4(2) - Summary Judgment CPR 24

[2017] EWHC 1845 (QB) - High Court, Queens Bench Division

Judge Sir Michael Tugendhat (sitting as Judge of the High Court)

Alcott v Ashworth (No. 2)

1980 Hague Convention - Children Act 1989 - Administration of Justice Act 1960 - Open Justice - Transparency - Family Courts - child abduction - privacy injunctions - reporting the courts - contempt of court  

[2016] EWHC 2414 (Fam) - High Court (Family Division)

Judge Alex Verdan QC sitting as a Judge of the High Court

AQA v Newsquest & ors

Injunctions - Misuse of Private Information - Without Notice - section 12 Human Rights Act - Open Justice - Coroners' Court

n/a - High Court of Justice

Judge Mrs Justice May

Alexander Economou v David de Freitas

Libel - newspapers, radio, television - identification - responsibility for publication - meaning - serious harm - publication on matter of public interest - Defamation Act 2013 sections 1 and 4

[2016] EWHC 1853 (QB); [2017] EMLR 4 - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge The Honourable Mr Justice Warby

Axon v Ministry of Defence

Privacy - Misuse of Personal Information - Breach of Confidence - Reasonable Expectation of Privacy - Vicarious Liability - Limitation - Operation Elveden

[2016] EWHC 787 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Nicol J

Abdel-Bari v Nottingham University NHS Trust

Defamation - Libel - Malicious Falsehood - Data Protection Act 1998 - whether to disapply limitation period for claims in libel and malicious falsehood - whether to allow permission to amend to include claim under Data Protection Act 1998

[2016] EWHC 154 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Master McCloud

Alvaro Sobrinho v Impresa Publishing SA

Libel – Portuguese Newspaper and Website – Preliminary Issues – Defamatory Meaning – Serious Harm, Defamation Act 2013 s1 – Abuse of Process

[2016] EWHC 66 (QB); [2016] EMLR 12 - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Dingemans J

Appleton v Gallagher

Prohibitions on reporting the financial remedy proceedings between Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton were continued by the High Court until the Family Court judgment, at which time the issue could be revisited.

[2015] EWHC 2689 (Fam) - Family Division of the High Court

Judge Mr Justice Mostyn

Associated Newspapers v Murray

Libel

[2015] EWCA Civ 488 - Court of Appeal

Judge LORD JUSTICE LONGMORE, LORD JUSTICE RYDER and LADY JUSTICE SHARP

Ames & anor v The Spamhaus Project Ltd & anor

Libel - serious harm - Jameel abuse - US publication - foreign claimants - real and substantial tort

[2015] EWHC 127 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Mr Justice Warby

Al Hamadani v Al Khafaf and others

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 – Course of conduct – Joint enterprise - Injunctions - Relief from sanctions – witness statements

[2015] EWHC 38 (QB) - High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Judge Warby J

Ampito Ltd v Pask

Application for an interim injunction in respect of alleged harassment via email, message boards and social media websites.

Extempore - QBD

Judge Haddon-Cave J

AVB v TDD

Privacy – Harassment – Breach of Confidence – Breach of Contract - Damages - Injunction

[2014] EWHC 1442 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Tugendhat J

Ashworth v Royal National Theatre

Interim relief- specific performance- freedom of expression- breach of contract

[2014] EWHC 1176 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Cranston J

AVB v TDD

Privacy – injunction – undertakings – return date – progress of action

[2013] EWHC 1705 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

AAA v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Privacy - injunction - expectation of privacy - public interest - best interest of child

[2013] EWCA Civ 554 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Master of the Rolls, Tomlinson LJ, Ryder LJ

Al Amoudi v Kifle

Libel - assessment of damages

[2013] EWHC 293 (QB) - QBD

Judge Eady J

Ambrosiadou v Coward

Privacy - final injunctions - third parties - Spycatcher

[2013] EWHC 58 - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Abbey v Gilligan

Privacy- Confidence- Media Law - Public Interest - Abuse of Process - Whether a consultant to a company had title to sue in respect of company emails obtained by the Defendants and used in the publication of an article - whether the obtaining of the emails was a breach of confidence or misuse of private information - whether the publication of the article was a breach of confidence or misuse of private information - whether there was a public interest in publishing emails - whether the action was an abuse of process

[2012] EWHC 3217 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Ansari v Knowles

Defamation – joint tortfeasors – settlement with one joint tortfeasor – release of cause of action – satisfaction – Jameel abuse

[2012] EWHC 3137 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Attorney General v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Contempt of Court - strict liability contempt

[2012] EWHC 2029 (Admin) - Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Judge President of the Queen's Bench Division; Tugendhat J

Axel Springer AG v Germany

Article 8 - Article 10 - privacy - reputation - freedom of expression

Application No.39954/08 - European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber)

Judge Nicolas Bratza P, Costa, Tulkens, Casadevall, Garlicki, Lorenzen, Jungwiert, Jaeger, Björgvinsson, Šikuta, Villiger, Guerra, Trajkovska, Tsotsoria, Kalaydjieva, Poalelungi & Pardalos JJ

Adelson v Anderson

delay - Jameel abuse - availability of witnesses - enforceability of English judgments in the USA

[2011] EWHC 2497 (QB) - QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Al-Amoudi v Kifle

Libel - assessment of damages

[2011] EWHC 2037 (QB) - QBD

Judge HHJ Richard Parkes QC

Attorney-General v (1) MGN Limited (2) News Group Newspapers Ltd

NEWSPAPERS – COMMITTAL FOR CONTEMPT – STRICT LIABILITY – SECTION 2(2) CONTEMPT OF COURT ACT 1981 – SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF SERIOUS PREJUDICE OR IMPEDIMENT TO COURSE OF JUSTICE

[2011] EWHC 2074 (Admin) - Queen’s Bench Division (Admin)

Judge Lord Chief Justice, Thomas LJ, Owen J

Ashcroft v Foley (No 2)

Libel - pleading - justification - honest comment - application for permission to amend - serious allegations - clarity - particularity - relevance - evidential sufficiency - test for pleading justification of serious allegations

[2011] EWHC 1710 (QB); [2011] EMLR 30 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Araci v Fallon

Sport - horseracing - jockey - 1 year retainer contract - request to ride C's horse in Epsom Derby - anticipatory breach - contract for services - express negative obligations - injunction - whether injunction oppressive - whether damages an adequate remedy

[2011] EWCA Civ 668 - Court of Appeal

Judge Jackson LJ, Elias LJ

Ambrosiadou v Coward (CA)

Privacy – interim injunction – document created for foreign matrimonial proceedings supplied by Defendant to media in this jurisdiction – whether judge should have granted injunction despite assurance given by Counsel on Defendant’s behalf – relevance of ‘Spycatcher’ doctrine

[2011] EWCA Civ 409 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury MR, Leveson and Pitchford LJJ

Awdry Bailey and Douglas v Kordowski

Libel - strike out - summary judgment - publisher  -  section 1 Defamation Act 1996 - qualified privilege - abuse of process - amendments - online publication

[2011] EWHC 785 (QB) - High Court, QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

A (A Child) v Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Open justice - reporting - clinical negligence - child - settlement - approval - Children and Young Persons Act 1933 - section 39 - criteria for order prohibiting identification - order made under section 39 - question is whether sufficient general public interest in a report which identified the claimant to justify any resulting curtailmment of his and  his family's right to respect for private life - no such general interest - risk object of proceedings would be defeated

[2011] EWHC 454 (QB); [2011] EMLR 18 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Allen v The Grimsby Telegraph

Injunction - Reporting restrictions - s.11 Contempt of Court Act 1981 - s.4(2) Contempt of Court Act 1981 - Anonymity - Public interest - Freedom of expression

[2011] EWHC 406 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Coulson J

Ashcroft v Foley

Defamation - Libel - Justification - Fair comment - Honest comment - Reynolds Privilege - Strike out Defamation - Libel - Further information - Whether corporate defendant could be ordered to provide information about its means and ability to pay a costs order

[2011] EWHC 292 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

ABC Ltd v Y

Court file - 'Sealing' file - Form of order sealing file - Access to documents - Non-party - CPR 5.4C - Use in other litigation - Threshold requirements

[2010] EWHC 3176 (Ch); [2011] 4 All ER 113 - Chancery Division

Judge Lewison J

AMM v HXW

Privacy - Interim injuction - Blackmail  - Anonymity - European Convention on Human Rights, Articles 8, 10

[2010] EWHC 2457 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Al Rawi v Security Service

Civil procedure - Civil evidence - 'Closed material procedure' - Disclosure - Public interest immunity - Special advocates - Civil Procedure Rules - National security

[2010] EWCA Civ 482 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Neuberger Master of the Rolls, Maurice Kay LJ, Sullivan LJ

A v B (EAT)

Anonymity - Jurisdiction to anonymise - Employment Appeal Tribunal - Freedom of expression - Restricted reporting orders

UKEAT/0206/09/SM - Employment Appeal Tribunal

Judge Underhill J, Edwards, Mallender

ASG v GSA

Privacy – Injunction - Interim injunction - Without notice - Appeal against refusal to grant injunction – Section 12 Human Rights Act 1998 - ECHR, Articles 8, 10

[2009] EWCA Civ 1574 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Waller, Ward and Stanley Burnton LJJ

Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe SAS v Asda Stores Ltd (No 2)

Malicious falsehood - Meaning - Preliminary Issue - Single-meaning rule - Least injurious meaning

[2009] EWHC 1717 (QB); [2010] 1 QB 204; [2009] 3 WLR 1149; [2010] 2 AllER 311; [2009] FSR 29 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Attorney General v Random House Group Ltd

Contempt of court - Injunction - Contempt of Court Act 1981, ss.2(2), 5 - Substantial risk of serious impediment to course of justice - Criminal trial - Book detailing police operation leading to arrests

[2009] EWHC 1727 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Tugendhat

Attorney-Generals Reference No. 3 of 1999 Application by the BBC to set aside or vary a Reporting Restriction Order

Criminal procedure – Reporting restrictions – Broadcasters – Anonymity - Identity of defendant acquitted of rape - Art. 8 European Convention of Human Rights - Art.10 European Convention of Human Rights - s. 6(1) Human Rights Act 1998 - s. 35 Criminal Appeal Act 1968 – Criminal Appeal (Reference of Points of Law) Rules 1973

[2009] UKHL 34 - House of Lords

Judge Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood and Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Armonienë v Lithuania

Privacy - Article 8 ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR - Damages - Public interest - Private information - Medical information

Application no 36919/02; [2009] EMLR 7 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Tulkens P, Barreto, Zagrebelsky, Jociene, Popovic, Tsotsoria, Karakas

Apsion v The Bar Standards Board

Appeal from the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Council of the Inns of Court - Whether Tribunal had been correct to conclude that the appellant did not have sufficient competence or expertise to advise in a defamation claim - Whether the charges infringed the Appellant's Art 10 rights

D2006/098&099 - Visitors to Lincoln's Inn

Judge King J, Ms Marion Smith, Mr David Hall

Attorney General v ITV Central Ltd

Contempt of Court - s.2(2), Contempt of Court Act 1981 - Broadcasters - News reporting - Court reporting - Strict liability - Previous convictions

15 July 2008, extempore - Divisional Court

Judge Pill LJ, King J

Alitha Publishing Ltd & Constantinides v Cyprus

Defamation - Article 10 - Reynolds privilege - Responsible journalism - Justification - Fair comment - Qualified privilege - Burdens of proof - Article 8

Application No 17550/03 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis P, Vajic, Hajiyev, Spielmann, Jebens, Malinverni, and Nicolatos

Ashley v Chief Constable of Sussex

Appeal concerning whether a damages claim arising out of the fatal shooting of the deceased by a police officer should be permitted to proceed.

[2008] 2 WLR 975 (HL) - House of Lords

Judge Lord Neuberger

Adelson v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No 3)

Libel - Stay - Striking out - Open offer to settle - Abuse of process - Proportionality - Damages - Vindication - Statement in open court - Costs

[2008] EWHC 278 (QB); [2009] EMLR 10 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Akinleye v East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

Summary judgment - Part 24 - Defamation - Qualified privilege - Malice - Dominant motive - No honest belief in truth - Evidence of malice

[2008] EWHC 68 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Richard Parkes QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge)

Astron Clinica Ltd & Ors v Comptroller General

Patents - Software - Patentability of software - UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) practice - Substantive inventive contribution

[2008] EWHC 85 (Pat) - Chancery Division (Patents Court)

Judge Kitchin 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

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

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

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

Andrews v Television New Zealand

Invasion of Privacy - New Zealand law - Television broadcast of a car accident - Whether reasonable expectation of privacy - Whether publicity highly offensive to an objective reasonable person - Failure to inform plaintiffs about broadcast

CIV 2004-404-3536 - High Court of New Zealand

Judge Allan J

Australian Broadcasting Corporation v O’Neill

Defamation – Injunctive relief – Plea of justification – Restraint on publication

[2006] HCA 46 - High Court of Australia

Judge Gleeson CJ, Gummow, Kirby, Hayne, Heydon and Crennan JJ

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (CA)

Libel - Security for costs - Claimants resident in the Sudan - Enforcement of costs - CPR Part 25.12 - CFAs - After the event insurance (ATE) - Discretion - Appeals - Stifling - Fresh evidence - Comity

[2006] EWCA Civ 1123; The Times, 28 August 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sedley, Keene & Longmore LJJ

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (No.2) (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Preliminary Issue - Mode of Trial - s.69(1) Supreme Court Act 1981 - prolonged investigation of documents - s.69(3) - discretion - s.69(4) - trials of separate issues

[2006] EWCA Civ 519; [2006] 1 WLR 2462; TheTimes, 7July 2006; The Independent, 16 June 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR, May & Dyson LJJ

Adidas-Salomon AG v Draper & others

Sport - Tennis - Competition Law - Arts 81, 82 Treaty of Rome - Players' Dress Regulations - Manufacturer's Logo - Injunction Application - Defendants' Summary Judgment Application

[2006] EWHC 1318 (Ch); [2006] ISLR, SLR-76 - Chancery Divison

Judge The Chancellor

Al Amoudi v Brisard & Another

Defamation - Libel - Publication on the Internet - Whether Claimant is entitled to presumption of law that substantial publication has taken place

[2006] EWHC 1062 (QB); [2007] 1 WLR 113; [2006] 3 All ER 294 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Apple Corps Ltd v Apple Computer Inc

Trade marks - Music - IT - Breach of worldwide trade mark sharing agreement - Similar/identical marks - Fields of trade mark use

[2006] EWHC 996 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Mann J

Angel v Stainton & Another

Defamation - Libel - Offer of Amends - Compensation

[2006] EWHC 637 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Albert-Engelmann-Gesellschaft mbH v Austria

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR - Defamation - Statement of fact/value judgment - Factual basis - Letter - Author unidentifiable - Publisher not distancing itself from statements

Application No. 46389/99 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Lorenzen, Vajic, Botoucharova, Kovler, Steiner, Hajiyev (Judges), and Nielsen (Section Registrar)

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Preliminary Issue - Mode of Trial - s.69(1) Supreme Court Act 1981 - prolonged investigation of documents - s.69(3) - discretion - s.69(4) - trials of separate issues

[2005] EWHC 2816 (QB); [2006] EMLR 166 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Ali Erol v Turkey (No 2)

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Art 6, ECHR - Newspaper editor - interview - criminal proceedings for inciting racial hatred - security court - proceedings in Strasbourg continued by applicant's widow

Application no. 47796/99 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Turmen, Lorenzen, Botoucharova, Kovler, Steiner, Hajiyev (Judges) and Nielsen (Registrar)

A (A Local Authority) v PD & Another

Privacy – Criminal Trial - Injunction to restrain identification of defendant and victim - Children - Non-parties - Privacy - Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10

[2005] EWHC 1832 (Fam); [2005] EMLR 840 - Family Division

Judge Sir Mark Potter P

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (CA)

Libel - Justification - Reynolds - Striking Out - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24

[2005] EWCA Civ 1007; [2005] EMLR 797 - Court of Appeal

Judge Brooke, Tuckey & Arden LJJ

A v B, C & D

Privacy - Confidence - Injunctions - Likelihood of Success - Claimant having put similar information into the public domain - 'zone of privacy'

[2005] EWHC 1651 (QB); [2005] EMLR 851; [2005] 28(8) IPD 28060 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

A & B v Channel Four

Privacy - Injunctions - Covert filming of children in schools - Article 8 - Article 10 - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2005] EWHC 3522 (Fam); [2007] 1 FLR 678 - Family Division (Newcastle District Registry)

Judge Munby J

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (QB)

Libel - Meaning - Reasonable Grounds to Suspect/Investigate - Justification - Qualified Privilege - Reynolds - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24 - Striking Out CPR 3.4 - Costs - Security for Costs - Costs Capping Orders

[2004] EWHC 2928 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Allport v Wilbraham

Sport - Rubgy - Negligence - Personal Injury - Conflicting Witness Evidence

[2004] EWCA Civ 1668 - Court of Appeal

Judge Auld, May and Neuberger LJJ

Attorney-General v Express Newspapers

Contempt - Substantial risk of prejudice - Evidence - Beyond all reasonable doubt - penalty

[2004] EWHC 2859 (Admin); [2005] EMLR 277 - Divisional Court

Judge Rose LJ & Pitchford J

Attorney General v MGN Ltd

Confidential information - breach of confidence - Human Rights - employment contract - whether a contractual duty of confidence should be given more weight than an implied duty- interim injunction

[2003] EWHC 3201 (Ch); [2004] EMLR 223 - Chancery Division

Judge Lewison J

Archer v Williams

Breach of Confidence - Contract - Employment - European Convention on Human Rights - Article 8 - Article 10 - Damages - Injury to feelings - liability for republication

[2003] EWHC 1670 (QB); [2003] EMLR 869; [2003] FSR 869 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Jackson J

Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corp v Wall Street Journal Europe

Defamation - Libel - amendment - justification - allegations of association with institutions or persons suspected of terrorism - whether such allegations breach established principles of law

[2003] EWHC 1358 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Adams v Guardian Newspapers Ltd

Libel - Defamatory meaning - Parliamentary privilege - Fair comment - Veritas (justification) - Reynolds qualified privilege - whether a Reynolds qualified privilege defence is applicable in Scotland

[2003] ScotCS 131 - Court of Session

Judge Lord Reed

Attorney General v Punch Ltd & Another

Contempt of court – Criminal contempt – Human Rights - Intention to interfere with course of justice – Breach of injunction by person not party to action

[2002] UKHL 50; [2003] 1 AC 1046; [2003] 2 WLR 49; [2003] 1 All ER 289; [2003] EMLR 141 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Steyn, Hoffmann, Nicholls, Hope & Walker

A & others v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others

Reporting Restrictions - Family - Children - Applications by Media to vary/discharge order - Costs

[2002] EWHC 2444 (Fam); [2003] 1 All ER 587; [2003] 1 FLR 689 - Family Division

Judge Sumner J

Abu v MGN Ltd

Defamation - Libel - offer of amends- principles to be applied in assessing compensation under s3(5) of the Defamation Act 1996- damages

[2002] EWHC 2345 (QB); [2003] 1 WLR 2201; [2003] 2 All ER 864; [2003] EMLR 21 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Ashworth Hospital Authority v MGN Ltd

Breach of Confidence- identification of journalist's source- Norwich Pharmacal order- Section 10 Contempt of Court Act 1981- meaning of interests of justice exception - Article 10 and 10(2) of the ECHR.

[2002] UKHL 29; [2002] 1 WLR 2033; [2002] EMLR 36; [2002] 4 All ER 193 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Slynn, Browne-Wilkinson, Woolf CJ, Nolan and Hobhouse

Allason & Anor v Random House UK Ltd

Contempt of court - Disclosure of assets - Delay in complying with order - Inadequate disclosure

[2002] EWHC 1030 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Neuberger J

Attorney-General v MGN Ltd

Contempt of court - Leeds footballers - trial for assault on Asian studen - newspaper article when jury considering verdict - jury discharged - risk of prejudice - penalties - mitigation

[2002] EWHC 907 (Admin) - Divisional Court

Judge Kennedy LJ, Rafferty J

A v B plc (Flitcroft v MGN Ltd)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - Interim injunction - Public Interest - Human Rights Act 1998 - Article 10 - guidelines to be considered on interim applications - public figures - role models - section 12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2002] EWCA Civ 337; [2003] QB 195; [2002] EMLR 371; [2002] 3 WLR 542; [2002] 2 All ER 545 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Woolf CJ, Laws and Dyson LJJ

ABC v Lenah Game Meats

Confidence - privacy - interim injunction -Australian law

[2001] HCA 63; (2001) 185 ALR 1 - High Court of Australia

Judge Gleeson CJ, Gaudron, Gummow, Kirby, Hayne and Callinan JJ

Al-Fagih v HH Saudi Research & Marketing

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Reynolds - Duties of responsible journalists - Verification of information - Political debate - Neutral reportage

[2001] EWCA Civ 1634; [2002] EMLR 215 - Court of Appeal

Judge SImon Brown LJ, Mantell LJ, Latham LJ

Allason v Random House UK Limited

Intellectual property - Copyright – Trial – Sole/Joint author – Ghost writer – Claim to be both sole author or joint author factually inconsistent – Whether Claimant acted dishonestly in bringing proceedings – Referral by judge to DPP.

16/10/2001 - Chancery Division

Judge Laddie J

Ashdown v Telegraph Group Ltd

Intellectual property - Copyright - Fair Dealing- ss.30 & 171(3) Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988 - Public Interest - European Convention on Human Rights - Article 10 - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24

[2001] EWCA Civ 1142; [2001] 4 All ER 666; [2001] 3 WLR 1368 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Robert Walker & Keene LJJ

Alexander v Arts Council of Wales

Defamation - libel - withdrawing of malice from the jury at conclusion of evidence - right to jury determination - CPR Part 24 - summary jdgment - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981

[2001] EWCA Civ 514; [2001] 1 WLR 1840; [2001] EMLR 713; [2001] 4 All ER 205 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Woolf CJ, May and Jonathan Parker LJJ

Attorney General v Times Newspapers Ltd and others

Confidential information – breach of confidence – public interest – public domain - injunctive relief - Article 10 ECHR - s 12 HRA

[2001] EWCA Civ 97; [2001] 1 WLR 885; [2001] EMLR 530 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR,Tuckey & Longmore LJJ

Aitken v Preston and Others

Defamation - Libel - Mode of Trial - Trial by Judge alone - Prolonged Examination of Documents - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981

[1997] EMLR 415 - Court of Appeal

Judge Bingham LCJ, Hirst & Millett LJJ

A&M Records Ltd & Anr v Video Collection International Ltd

Intellectual property - Copyright - infringement - action over use of sound recordings embodying music to which the dancers, Torvill and Dean, performed in various dance championships in 1994

[1995] EMLR 25 - Chancery Division

Judge Sir Mervyn Davies

Attorney-General v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Contempt of court - publication - injunction - risk of prejudice to forthcoming libel trial

[1987] QB 1 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Donaldson MR, Parker LJ and Sir George Waller

Attorney-General of New Zealand v Ortiz

Conflict of laws - personal property - unlawful export of artefact - forfeiture under New Zealand law

[1984] AC 1; [1984] 2 WLR 809; [1983] 2 All ER 93; [1983] 2 Lloyd's Rep 265 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Fraser, Scarman Roskill, Brandon & Brightman