Cases

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Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney

Libel – disclosure – journalistic sources – section 10 Contempt of Court Act 1981 – Article 10 ECHR – waiver – witness summonses

[2022] EWHC 1209 (QB) - High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, Media & Communications List

Judge Steyn J

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

Wright v McCormack

Defamation – libel – amendment – serious harm – Dingle – Burstein

[2021] EWHC 2671 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Julian Knowles J

Wright v Granath (CA)

Defamation – Jurisdiction – Lis Pendens – Lugano Convention – Negative Declaratory Relief

[2021] EWCA Civ 28 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Moylan, Singh & Popplewell LJJ

Depp v News Group Newspapers

libel – Defence under s.2 of the Defamation Act 2013

[2020] EWHC 2911 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Divisions (Media & Communications)

Judge Nicol J

XW v XH (Court of Appeal)

Court of Appeal – Financial remedies – Reporting Restrictions – Anonymity

[2019] EWCA Civ 549 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Underhill LJ, King LJ, Moylan LJ

RJ v Tigipko 2

Reporting Restrictions – Contempt of Court Act 1981 – Anonymity

[2019] EWHC 448 (Fam) - High Court, Family Division

Judge Mostyn J

RJ v Tigipko

Family proceedings – Reporting Restrictions – Administration of Justice Act 1960 - Children Act 1989 - Anonymity

[2019] EWHC 105 (Fam) - High Court, Family Division

Judge Mostyn J

In the Matter of G (A Child) (transparency)

Family Proceedings - access to documents from court file by non party - Article 8

[2018] EWHC 1301 (Fam) - High Court, Family Division

Judge Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division

R v R & Anor

Reporting Restrictions – Court of Appeal – Anonymity Orders – Section 97 Children Act 1989 – Open Justice

[2017] EWCA Civ 1588 - Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Judge McFarlane, Sharp and Hickinbottom LJJ

Khuja (formerly known as PNM) v Times Newspapers Ltd

Open Justice – Privacy – Contempt of Court Act 1981 – Criminal Proceedings – Injunctions – Reporting Restrictions – anonymity – postponement of reporting

[2017] UKSC 49 - Supreme Court

Judge Lord Neuberger PSC, Lady Hale DPSC, Lords Kerr, Clarke, Wilson, Sumption, Reed JJSC

R v Jemma Beale

Sexual Offences Amendment Act 1992 - anonymity - Contempt of Court Act 1981 - postponement of reporting

[2017] EWCA 1012 (Crim) - Court of Appeal Criminal Division

Judge Sharp LJ, Popplewell J, Warby J

Norman v Norman

Court of Appeal - anonymity orders – financial remedy proceedings

[2017] EWCA Civ 49 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Gloster, King and Lewison LJJ

V v Associated Newspapers Ltd and Others

Reporting restriction orders– Court of Protection – Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Article 8

[2016] EWCOP 21 - Court of Protection

Judge Charles J

HRH Prince Al-Waleed v Forbes

Libel – trial of preliminary issues – meaning – serious harm (common law threshold)

[2014] EWHC 3823 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

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

PNM v Times Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Privacy – identification – criminal proceedings – reporting restrictions - open justice - article 8 - article 10

[2014] EWCA Civ 1132 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Sharp LJ, Vos LJ, The Master of the Rolls

Briggs v Jordan

Libel – meaning – natural and ordinary meaning – innuendo meaning – breach of confidence – misuse of private information – strike out – Jameel abuse

[2013] EWHC 3205 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

PNM v Times Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - identification - criminal proceedings - reporting restrictions - open justice - article 8 - article 10

[2013] EWHC 3177 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd (Costs) (CA)

Summary costs – defamation – costs budgeting – Defamation Proceedings Costs Management Scheme – Practice Direction PD51D – ‘good reason’

[2013] EWCA Civ 19 - Court of Appeal

Judge Moore-Bick LJ, Aikens LJ, Black LJ, Costs Assessor Campbell

Bristol City Council v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Care Proceedings – Publication of Facts and Reasons from Family Proceedings Court – Injunction – Article 10 – Article 8

[2012] EWHC 3748 (Fam) - High Court (Family Division)

Judge Baker J

Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd (costs)

Summary costs – defamation – costs budgeting – Defamation Proceedings Costs Management Scheme – Practice Direction PD51D – ‘good reason’

PTH 1106483 - High Court (Senior Costs Office)

Judge Senior Costs Judge Hurst

Morgan v A Local Authority (Re X, Y and Z)

Family Proceedings – Publicity – Identification of experts – Disclosure of expert reports to media

[2011] EWHC 1157 (Fam) - High Court (Family Division)

Judge President of the Family Division

Bowker v RSPB

Defamation – Libel - Defamatory meaning - Mode of trial – Summary judgment - Qualified privilege – Malice – Scientific issues

[2011] EWHC 737 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No 2)

Libel – Non-party disclosure – CPR 31.17 - Public interest as a ground for resisting disclosure

[2011] EWHC 296 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Re Baby RB (Press Injunction)

Family proceedings - Reporting restrictions - Article 8 - Article 10

[2011] EWHC 221 (Fam) - High Court (Family Division)

Judge Macfarlane J

Re MGN Ltd

Reporting restrictions - Criminal proceedings - Blanket ban on reporting trial - Contempt of Court Act 1981, s.4(2) - Effect of contemporaneous reporting on witnesses at trial

[2011] EWCA Crim 100 - Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Judge Lord Chief Justice, Eady , Simon JJ

Henry v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Libel – Non-party disclosure – CPR 31.17

Unreported, 13 January 2011 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Daniels v BBC

Defamation - Meaning - Summary judgment - Malice - Civil restraint order

[2010] EWHC 3057 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

Lykiardopulo v Lykiardopulo

Ancillary relief - Compulsory disclosure - Litigation misconduct - Publicity of judgment - Anonymisation

[2010] EWCA Civ 1315 (QB) - Court of Appeal

Judge Thorpe,Tomlinson and Stanley Burnton LJJ

Ernst & Young v Coomber

Defamation - Summary disposal - Damages - Civil Restraint Order

[2010] EWHC 2837 (QB) & 2838 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council v BBC

Injunctions - Private and confidential information - Threat to publish - CPR PD 25 - Human Rights Act 1998, s 12

[2010] EWHC 53 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Tugendhat

Re Stedman & Patten (& Others)

Reporting restrictions - Family - Children - Injunctions - Article 10 - Freedom of expression - Article 8 - Respect for privacy and family life - Public domain - 'Canute' principle - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2009] EWHC 935 (Fam) - Family Division

Judge Mrs Justice Eleanor King

Peacock v MGN Ltd

Defamation – Libel – Costs capping order – Conditional fee agreement – After the event insurance – New costs capping rules - Whether a costs cap should be ordered

[2009] EWHC 769 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Medway Council v G and Others

Care proceedings – s.12, Administration of Justice Act 1960 – Publication of judgments - Identification of local authority - Articles 8 and 10, European Convention on Human Rights

[2008] EWHC 1691 (Fam) - High Court, Family Division

Judge The President

W v JH & A County Council Limited

Libel – Summary judgment – Qualified privilege – ‘Off the peg’ privilege – Lapse of time - Data Protection Act 1998 - Criminal Justice Act 2003

[2008] EWHC 399 (QB); [2009] EMLR 11 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Ivereigh v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Witness anonymity - inherent jurisdiction - CPR 39.2(4) - interests of witness and her children - private and family life - open justice - balancing - intense focus - order granted

[2008] EWHC 339 (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

Norfolk County Council v Webster & Others

Reporting restrictions - care proceedings - s. 97(2) Children Act 1989 - Rule 16(7) Family Proceedings Rules 1991 - open justice - Arts 6, 8, 10 - s. 12 of the Administration of Justice Act 1960

[2006] EWHC 2733 (Fam); [2007] EMLR 199; (2007) HRLR 3 - Family Division

Judge Munby J

Hughes v Carratu International plc

Data Protection Act 1998 - Confidence/Privacy - CPR 31.16 - Norwich Pharmacal - Personal financial information - Legal professional privilege

[2006] EWHC 1791 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Clayton v Clayton

Reporting Restrictions - Family Division - Section 97 Children Act 1989 - Section 1 Children Act 1989 - Prohibited Steps Order

[2006] EWCA Civ 878; [2006] Fam 83; [2006] 3 WLR 599; [2007] 1 All ER 1197; [2007] EMLR 65; (2007) 1 FLR 11; (2006) HRLR 34; (2007) UKHRR 264; The Times, 4 July 2006; The Independent, 29 June 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge The President, Arden & Wall LJJ

Birmingham City Council v H

Care proceedings - children's welfare - publication of judgments - disclosure of medical reports into the public domain

[2005] EWHC 2885 (Fam) - Family Division

Judge Charles J

BBC v Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, X and Y

Privacy - Anonymity - Social workers - Family proceedings - Injunction to restrain identification - Article 8, ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10, ECHR

[2005] EWHC 2862 (Fam); [2006] EMLR 117 - Family Division

Judge Ryder J

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

Turcu v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - abuse of process - lack of evidence from Claimant - CFA agreements - inference of desire for vindication - summary judgment - mode of trial

21/03/2005 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Merelie v Newcastle Primary Health Care Trust & Others

Defamation - Summary Judgment - Strike Out - Pleading Requirements in Slander cases - Republication - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Malicious Falsehood - Human Rights Act 1998 - CPR Part 24 - CPR Part 3.4(2)

[2004] EWHC 2554 (QB); The Times, 1 December 2004 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Cox v Jones

Public inspection of court documents - CPR 32.13- Media application- Witness statements

[2004] EWHC 1006 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Mann J

Re B (A Child) (Disclosure)

Family Proceedings - Publicity - s.12 Administration of Justice Act 1960 - s.97 Children Act 1989 - Rule 4.23 Family Proceedings Rules 1991

[2004] EWHC 411 (Fam); [2004] 2 FLR 142; [2004] Lloyds Rep Med 303 - Family Division

Judge Munby J

Campbell v News Group Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - quantum - justification - whether judge had misdirected jury - effect of attempt by claimant to pervert the course of justice - appeal allowed and damages reduced from £350,000 to £30,000

[2002] EWCA Civ 1143; [2002] EMLR 43 - Court of Appeal

Judge Schiemann, Mantell & Mance LJJ

Venables & Thompson v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Confidential information - Disclosure - Injunction - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2001] EWHC 32 (QB); [2001] Fam 430; [2001] 2 WLR 1038; [2001] 1 All ER 908; [2001] EMLR 255; [2001] 1 FLR 791 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Butler-Sloss P

Safeway v Tate

Defamation - Libel - CPR Part 24 - Summary Judgment - Right to Jury Trial - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981

[2000] EWCA Civ 335; [2001] QB 1120; [2001] 2 WLR 1377 - Court of Appeal

Judge Otton LJ Mantell LJ Sir Ronald Waterhouse