Category Archives: Media

Today, the Supreme Court is considering whether the Court of Appeal was right to set aside an interim injunction preventing The Sun on Sunday from publishing an article regarding the extra-marital sexual encounters of a celebrity. The injunction will remain in place until the end of the hearing, at which the Supreme Court will decide … Continue reading PJS v News Group Newspapers: Supreme Court today considering whether to lift celebrity privacy injunction

On 18 December 2015, Sir Michael Tugendhat, sitting as a Judge of the High Court, awarded injunctions restraining the Defendants, Independent Print Limited and Evening Standard Limited, from using information that was subject to legal professional privilege (“LPP”) after a private hearing (Lachaux v  (1) Independent Print Limited (2) Evening Standard Ltd). The Claimant, Mr … Continue reading Injunctions granted in libel proceedings to protect legal professional privilege

On Thursday 4 February, Olswang hosted a cross-disciplinary seminar, chaired by High Court judge, Mr Justice Birss, on the changing face of injunctions in the age of the internet and mass data. With contributions from experts in intellectual property, digital litigation, commercial litigation and employment law, the discussion covered a range of new developments, with … Continue reading Injunctions in the digital age

In Weller and others v Associated Newspapers Limited, the Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Associated Newspapers Limited, publishers of the Mail Online website, against a finding of liability in the tort of misuse of private information arising from the unauthorised publication of unpixelated paparazzi photographs of Paul Weller’s children taken on a … Continue reading Appeal of injunction granted in Weller case refused

On 16 September 2015, Mr Justice Warby granted mandatory and prohibitory final injunctions and made an award of damages against the unknown operators of the “Solicitors from Hell UK” website (“”). This case is believed to be the first time that an English court has made an award of damages against “persons unknown”. It is … Continue reading Permanent injunction and damages granted against person(s) unknown

On 27 October 2015, Mr Justice Blake set aside an injunction granted in defamation proceedings brought by Vladimir Bukovsky against the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”).  In doing so, he considered a number of issues relating to freedom of expression, the duties of the press and proportionality. Background The proceedings were brought by Mr Bukovsky after … Continue reading Injunction set aside in libel case

The High Court has granted an interim non-disclosure order to prevent the publication of so-called “revenge porn”.  The applicant, a successful actor identified as JPH, had been in a relationship with XYZ.  During the course of the relationship a number of photographs and videos showing nudity and sexual activity had been taken and, following the … Continue reading High Court grants without notice injunction in “revenge porn” case

Over the years, the courts have been willing to allow service of legal proceedings via Facebook (AKO Capital LLP and another v TFS Derivatives and others (2012)) and Twitter (Blaney v Persons Unknown (2009)), in circumstances where the claimant has been unable to locate the defendant in order to serve him through more traditional means.  … Continue reading Service of proceedings via Instagram

In Sloutsker v Romanova, Mr Justice Warby considered the principles for granting an injunction in a publication case where default judgment had already been entered. The claimant was a Russian citizen with strong ties to England. He brought an action against a Russian journalist in respect of a number of defamatory publications which involved allegations … Continue reading Grant of an injunction in a publication case where default judgment has been entered