Image Rights and Privacy Talk

Christina Michalos assesses the impact of Douglas v Hello! at TIPLO dinner

The Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Organisation was addressed over dinner last night by 5RB’s Christina Michalos on the topic of ‘Image Rights and Privacy: After Douglas v Hello! The event was hosted by Gray’s Inn and chaired by Lord Justice Mummery.



Christina questioned how far the law governing a right to a private life had developed in the four and a half years since the start of the Douglas v Hello! litigation in November 2000. She concluded that there still remained a considerable degree of uncertainty which was regrettable considering the numerous opportunities open to the courts in that time to address the problem posed to the common law.



Over 100 TIPLO members attended the dinner and there was a lively discussion after her speech, which was very well received. There were many interesting contributions from the floor including those of Lord Justice Jacob, Professor John Adams and James Price QC.



The full text of her speech is available by clicking on the icon below.