Douglas v Hello!

Judgment In!

Judgment has been handed down in Douglas v Hello! Mr Justice Lindsay held that Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and OK! have all won their case against Hello! The Judge has held that Hello! is liable in damages to Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and OK! under the law of confidence, as well as data protection. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones were entitled to an injunction to prevent any further publication of the unauthorised photographs. The amount of the damages will be assessed at a further hearing.

Michael Tugendhat QC and David Sherborne acted for the Claimants instructed by Theodore Goddard. James Price QC acted for the Defendants instructed by Charles Russell.

The judgment is available on the Court Service website.