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
On 1 August 2015, the High Court granted the applicants in AMC and KLJ v News Group Newspapers (i) an interim injunction to restrain the respondent’s publication of material relating to the first applicant’s sexual relationship with a third party, X; and (ii) a corresponding anonymity order. Facts The first applicant (A1) is a “prominent … Continue reading High Court grants privacy injunction to professional sportsman and his wife
ZYT and another v Associated Newspapers Ltd was (what is now) a comparatively rare example of an injunction being sought and granted in a privacy claim against a newspaper. Mr Justice Warby heard an urgent appeal on behalf of two claimants who sought a temporary injunction and anonymity order to restrain the Daily Mail (which is … Continue reading Tipping the balance – when is it in the public interest to take a look at a “private” relationship?
In CHS v DNH, a woman (“CHS”) with a “high public profile” was granted a non-disclosure injunction against her boyfriend (“DNH”) (or as HHJ Hodge QC predicted, “shortly to be former boyfriend”) to stop him publishing information about her relationship with a third party: “because the reasons for publication [were], on the evidence, motivated by … Continue reading Judge grants non-disclosure injunction against boyfriend “motivated by malice”
It is perhaps unusual for the Supreme Court to be in a position to provide guidance on the appropriate terms of an interim injunction, but in an exceptionally useful and interesting judgment handed down today in MLA v OPO, the Supreme Court did exactly that. This was an appeal against an interim injunction awarded by … Continue reading In no uncertain terms
In Kerner v (1) WX (2) YZ (Persons Unknown), Mr Justice Warby has continued an harassment injunction and ordered disclosure against the DVLA for details which may track down the respondent journalists. The continuation of the injunction is interesting in that is shows the extent to which the court is prepared to allow injunctive relief … Continue reading When to continue: Kerner part 2
In BUQ v HRE, Mr Justice Warby granted the claimant summary judgment and a permanent injunction prohibiting the disclosure of private information even though a cross-application to commit the claimant for contempt of court was to be determined at a later date. Facts The claimant was the CEO of a large group of companies and … Continue reading Summary judgment and permanent injunction granted prohibiting the disclosure of private information despite cross-application for contempt to be determined at a later date
The importance of providing full and frank disclosure in without notice applications was recently evidenced in the case of YXB v TNO. As a result of the claimant’s material non-disclosure, the High Court discharged orders granted in the claimant’s favour and denied a privacy injunction for the future. The claimant, a Premier League footballer, had … Continue reading Premier League footballer’s injunction overturned owing to lack of full and frank disclosure
On Friday, Mrs Justice Roberts lifted a ban on naming Miss Olive Howell, who she jailed for contempt of court for seven days last Tuesday. Mrs Justice Roberts originally granted the reporting restriction on Tuesday last week during an open hearing for the committal of Miss Howell following her failure to comply with a court order … Continue reading Contempt mother named in High Court
In 2011, superinjunctions were the talk of the town. Fast forward to 2014, not a single application for a privacy injunction was made in London between January and June. In the age of social media, has seeking a privacy injunction become completely pointless? Max Mosley was back in the High Court last week, trying to … Continue reading Are privacy superinjunctions now obsolete?