November 20, 2015
Wellers win MailOnline photos appeal
Appeal against judgment in favour of Paul Weller's children dismissed
On 20 November 2015 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Weller & Ors v Associated Newspapers Limited. The publishers of the MailOnline website had appealed against the judgment of Dingemans J dated 16 April 2014 awarding Paul Weller’s children a total of £10,000 in damages for misuse of private information. The claim related to photographs taken of them by a paparazzo while they were on a family day out with their father in California. Dingemans J had also found that Associated had breached the Data Protection Act in publishing the photographs.
The Court of Appeal dismissed Associated’s three grounds of appeal in a 23-page judgment given by Lord Dyson MR (with whom Tomlinson and Bean LJJ agreed). 5RB‘s David Sherborne and Julian Santos, instructed by Clintons, acted for the the Wellers.
A link to the judgment can be found below.