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Guardian News & Media v The Executor of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (deceased) & Her Majesty’s Attorney-General

Open Justice - Non-Contentious Probate Proceedings - Whether the media has a right to be heard in proceedings in which it is not a party - Whether the President of the Family Division should have held a private hearing not on notice to the media - the role of the Attorney-General

[2022] EWCA Civ 1081 - Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Judge The Master of the Rolls, The President of the Queen's Bench Division, Lady Justice King

George v Cannell (CA)

Malicious falsehood - proper interpretation of s.3, Defamation Act 1952 - whether s.3 requires a claimant to prove actual pecuniary damage or only its likelihood at the time of publication - whether damages for injury to feelings are recoverable if pecuniary damage sustained is only nominal

[2022] EWCA Civ 1067 - Court of Appeal

Judge Underhill (V-P of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division)), Warby & Snowden LJJ

Greenstein v Campaign Against Antisemitism

Defamation - Libel - Malice- Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 - Spent Convictions - Whether the malice plea relating to spent convictions was correctly struck out

[2021] EWCA Civ 1006 - Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Judge Popplewell, Dingemans, Carr LLJ

Greenstein v Campaign against Antisemitism

Defamation - Libel - s3, Defamation Act 2013 - Honest Opinion - Malice - Truth - Spent Convictions - Whether the Defendant should be granted summary judgment - Whether the malice plea should be struck out - Data Protection - Misuse of Private Information - Spent Convictions- Abuse of Process

[2020] EWHC 2951 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mrs Justice Tipples

Google v CNIL

Right to be forgotten – territorial scope of de-referencing request – no requirement for global delisting – use of geo-blocking

C-507/17 - CJEU Grand Chamber

Judge K. Lenaerts (President), A. Arabadjiev, E. Regan, T. von Danwitz, C. Toader and F. Biltgen (Presidents of Chambers), M. Ilešič (Rapporteur), L. Bay Larsen, M. Safjan, D. Šváby, C.G. Fernlund, C. Vajda and S. Rodin

Greenstein v Campaign against Antisemitism

Defamation - Meaning - Expressions of Opinion or Statements of Fact - Preliminary Issue Trial - Antisemitism allegations

[2019] EWHC 281 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Nicklin J

Galloway v Ali-Khan

Contempt of Court - Breach of Undertakings - Whether to accept admissions

[2018] EWHC 780 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Warby J

Google Spain SL v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos

Data protection - Google Spain - liability of search engines - jurisdiction - removal of personal data - "right to be forgotten"

Case C-131/12 - Court of Justice of the European Union (Grand Chamber)

Judge V. Skouris, President, K. Lenaerts, Vice-President, M. Ilešič (Rapporteur), L. Bay Larsen, T. von Danwitz, M. Safjan, Presidents of Chambers, J. Malenovský, E. Levits, A. Ó Caoimh, A. Arabadjiev, M. Berger, A. Prechal and E. Jarašiūnas

Graiseley Properties Ltd v Barclays Bank Plc

Disclosure – confidentiality - anonymity of non parties - open justice - Article 10 – reputational harm to non parties

[2013] EWHC 67 (Comm) - High Court (Commercial Court)

Judge Flaux J

Gold v Cox (No.2)

Confidentiality - misuse of private information - interim injunction - adjourned hearing - form of proviso to injunction - burden of proof

[2012] EWHC 367 (QB) - High Court (Queens's Bench Division)

Judge Tugendhat J

Gold v Cox (No.1)

Confidentiality - misuse of private information - interim injunction - procedure

[2012] EWHC 272 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Tugendhat J

Goodwin v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 3)

Injunctions - Privacy - Sexual Relationship - Public Interest - Press - Variation - Anonymity

[2011] EWHC 1437 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Goldsmith & Anor v BCD; Khan v BCD

Privacy - Injunction – Anonymity order – 'Super-injunction' – Article 8 ECHR - Failure to serve proceedings on defendant – Breach of undertaking - Final order

[2011] EWHC 674 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Tugendhat

Gray v UVW

Privacy - Injunction - Anonymity - Undertakings - ECHR, Articles 8, 10

[2010] EWHC 2367 (QB) - QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Google France, Google Inc. v Louis Vuitton Malletier

Trade Marks - Infringement - Internet - Search engine - Google 'AdWord' service - Whether operation of service infringed trade marks - Article 14 of Directive 2000/31 - Whether service within hosting exemption

C-236/08 - Court of Justice of the European Union (Grand Chamber)

Judge Skouris, President, Tizzano, Cunha Rodrigues, Lenaerts and Levits, Presidents of Chambers, Timmermans, Rosas, Borg Barthet, Ilei (Rapporteur), Malenovsk, Lhmus, Caoimh and Kasel, Judges

Gillan & Quinton v UK

Terrorism Act 2000 - ss.44 and 45 - Stop and search powers - Whether disproportionate interference with Article 8 ECHR - Right to respect for privacy - Whether in accordance with the law

Application no. 4158/05 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Garlicki P, Bratza, Bonello, Mijovic, Hirvela, Bianku, Vucinic

G & G v Wikimedia Foundation Inc

Privacy – Confidence – Disclosure – Norwich Pharmacal Orders – Anonymity – Hearing in private - Restricting access to court file – Open justice - rr.5.4C(4), 39.2(1), 39.2(3), Civil Procedure Rules 1998

[2009] EWHC 3148 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Guardian News & Media Ltd v Information Commissioner

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Privacy - Data Protection Act 1998 - Disciplinary action - Judges - Publication - Public interest - Administration of justice - Constitutional Reform Act 2005 - Reasonable expectation of privacy

EA/2008/0084 - Information Tribunal

Judge Chairman David Marks QC

Gravil v Caroll & Redruth RFC (CA)

Sports law - Tort - Trespass to the person - Employment - Vicarious liability - Incident during professional rugby game - 'Off-the-ball' incident

[2008] EWCA Civ 689 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR; Smith & Richards LLJ

Gur v Avrupa Newspaper Ltd & Anor (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Damages - Article 6, ECHR - Reference to personal injury awards

[2008] EWCA Civ 594; [2009] EMLR 4 - Court of Appeal

Judge Buxton, Tuckey, Dyson LJJ

Guja v Moldova

European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms - ECHR - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression - Civil Servants - Confidential Information – Whistleblowing - Dismissal - Necessary in a democratic society

Application no. 14277/04 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Costa P, and Rozakis, Bratza, Zupanèiè, Lorenzen, Tulkens, Bonello, Casadevall, Maruste, Traja, Botoucharova, Pavlovschi, Garlicki, Gyulumyan, Mijoviæ, Villiger, and Hirvelä JJ

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

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

Grant v Google UK Ltd

Copyright - Infringement - Identity of infringer unknown to claimant - Identity known to third party - Order to disclose identity - Norwich Pharmacal Co and others v Customs & Excise Commissioners [1974] AC 133

[2005] EWHC 3444 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Rimer J

Galloway v Telegraph Group Ltd (CA)

Libel – Qualified privilege – Reynolds privilege – Reportage – Adoption – Public interest – Fair comment on privileged report – Damages

[2006] EWCA Civ 17; [2006] EMLR 221; [2006] HRLR 13; The Times 6 February 2006; The Independent 26 January 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR; Chadwick & Laws LJJ

Global Projects Management Ltd & Anor v Citigroup Inc & Ors

Domain Names – Infringement – Passing off - Trade marks – Maintenance of Domain an Instrument of Fraud – Cybersquatting - ss.10(3) and 21 Trade Marks Act 1994 – Summary Judgment

[2005] EWHC 2663 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Park J

GMG Radio Holdings v Tokyo Project Ltd

Passing off - Confusion - Artwork - Get-up - Injunction - Serious issue for trial - Balance of justice - Damages adequate remedy

[2005] EWHC 2188 (Ch); [2006] FSR 15; (2006) 29(1) IPD 29002 - Chancery Division

Judge Kitchin J

Georgallides v Etzin

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - interim injunction - whether application for injunction for harassment was an attempt to circumvent rule in Bonnard v Perryman - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998- articles 8 and 10 - width of injunction

12/07/2005 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Green Corns Ltd v Claverley Group Ltd

Privacy - Injunction - Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Public domain - Public interest - Addresses of children's care homes

[2005] EWHC 958 (QB); [2005] EMLR 748 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Galloway v Telegraph Group Ltd (QBD)

Libel – Qualified Privilege – Reynolds – Reportage – Adoption – Public Interest – Fair Comment on Privilege Report – Damages

[2004] EWHC 2786 (QB); [2005] EMLR 115 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Gazley v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Costs - Defamation - Instruction of Specialist Solicitors - Reasonableness - CPR 44.4(2)(b) - Appeal - Review - CPR Part 52.11

[2004] EWHC 2675 (QB); [2005] 1 Costs LR 129 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J (sitting with Assessors)

Greene v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Another

Defamation - Injunction - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998 - Likelihood of success - Threshold for grant of injunction - Bonnard v Perryman test

[2004] EWCA Civ 1462; [2005] QB 972; [2005] 3 WLR 281; [2005] EMLR 217; [2005] 1 All ER 30; The Times, 10 November 2004; The Independent, 9 November 2004 - Court of Appeal

Judge Brooke, May and Dyson LJJ

Griggs Group Ltd & Others v Evans & Others

Intellectual Property - Trademarks - Copyright - independent contractor - equitable ownership

[2003] EWHC 2914 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Peter Prescott QC

Gray v Avadis

Defamation - Libel - Absolute privilege - Qualified Privilege - Striking Out - Summary Judgment - whether publications in and to the Office of Supervision of Solicitors were covered by absolute privilege

[2003] EWHC 1830 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Greenaway and Williams v Poole

Defamation - Libel - Justification - Qualified Privilege - Malice - Elections - s.10 Defamation Act 1952 - Damages

[2003] EWHC 1735 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Jack J

Gleaner Co v Abrahams

Defamation - Libel - Damages - Whether the award by the jury was excessive - Constitutional law - Human Rights- Freedom of expression - foreign jurisdictions - Jamaica

[2003] UKPC 55; [2004] 1 AC 628; [2003] 3 WLR 1038; [2003] EMLR 737 - Privy Council

Judge Lords Hoffmann, Hope, Hobhouse, Millett and Tipping J

Gutnick v Dow Jones & Co Inc

Libel - Publication - Internet - Single publication rule - Appropriate forum

[2002] HCA 56; (2002) 77 ALJR 255 - High Court of Australia

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

Grobbelaar v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Review of jury verdict - Damages - Inherent power of House of Lords

[2002] UKHL 40; [2002] 1 WLR 3024; [2002] 4 All ER 732; [2003] EMLR 1 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Bingham, Steyn, Hobhouse, Millett and Scott

Gregson v Channel Four Television

Defamation - Libel - Mode of Trial - Prolonged Examination of documents - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981

[2002] EWCA Civ 941 - Court of Appeal

Judge Waller & Robert Walker LJJ

Gaddafi v Telegraph Group Ltd (No.3)

Defamation - Libel - pre-trial review - application by defendant to strike out claim as an abuse of the process on grounds that the Libyan claimant did not have sufficient standing or reputation in England to warrant his libel action going before a jury - application by defendant to strike out plea of foreign publication on grounds that reliance on common law presumption that foreign law the same as English law incompatible with Article 10 ECHR

12/03/2002 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir Oliver Popplewell

Gillick v Brook Advisory Centres & Another (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Summary Disposal - s.8 Defamation Act 1996 - Determination of Meaning - Whether words complained of were defamatory

12/03/2002 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Gillick v Brook Advisory Centres & Another

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Ruling on Meaning - CPR Part 53 PD 4.1 - Principles to be applied

[2001] EWCA Civ 1263 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Latham & Jonathan Parker LJJ

Gilbert v MGN Ltd

Defamation - libel - rugby ball manufacturer - qualified privilege - Reynolds - summary disposal

[2000] EMLR 680 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

GKR Karate v Yorkshire Post Ltd (No 2)

Defamation - libel - qualified privilege - Reynolds - information from sports governing body - trial of preliminary issue - whether article complained of protected by qualified privilege

[2000] EWHC 180 (QB); [2000] EMLR 410 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir Oliver Popplewell

GKR Karate v Yorkshire Post Ltd

Defamation - libel - qualified privilege - Reynolds - preliminary issues - correct approach to assessment of privilege and malice

[2000] 1 WLR 2571; [2000] 2 All ER 931; [2000] EMLR 396 - Court of Appeal

Judge May & Tuckey LJJ

Gaddafi v Telegraph Group Ltd

Defamation - libel - newspaper publication - qualified privilege - Reynolds - journalist's sources - whether non-disclosure of sources precludes reliance on privilege

[1998] EWCA Civ 1626; [2000] EMLR 431 - Court of Appeal

Judge Stuart-Smith, Hirst & Tuckey LJJ

Godfrey v Demon Internet Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Damages - Evidence in mitigation of damages

[1999] EWHC QB 240; [1999] 4 All ER 342 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Morland J

Goodwin v United Kingdom

Freedom of expression - Contempt of Court Act 1981 s.10 - Article 10 of ECHR - disclosure of journalist's source

(1996) 22 EHRR 123 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge

Godfrey v Lees

Intellectual property - copyright- claim for joint ownership

[1995] EMLR 307 - Chancery Division

Judge Blackburne J

Greig v Insole

Sports law - Restraint of Trade - Employment - Cricketers - Validity of contracts - whether inducement to cricketers to break contracts with promoter - Industrial Relations - Whether "employers' association" immune from legal proceedings - Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974 (c. 52), ss. 14, 28 (2)

[1978] 1 WLR 302 - Chancery Division

Judge Slade J