All posts with the tag: Reporting Restrictions

An employment tribunal may make an order preventing or restricting the public disclosure of any aspect of proceedings so far as it considers necessary in the interests of justice in order to protect the rights of relevant individuals under the European Convention on Human Rights – in the case below, the right to respect for … Continue reading EAT examines effect of restricted reporting order following withdrawal of claim

In DMK v News Group Newspapers Ltd, Mr Justice Warby, sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division, has granted two orders designed to prevent the public identification of a defendant in an on-going matter in the Chancery Division. The first of the orders is an injunction restraining News Group Newspapers Ltd (“NGN”) from publishing information that … Continue reading Queen’s Bench judge grants injunction and inspection order preventing public identification of defendant in Chancery proceedings

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

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 Aitken v DPP , Mr Justice Warby in the High Court (giving the lead judgment for a panel of three judges) held that individuals such as newspaper editors can be convicted under section 39(2) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 of the offence of breaching reporting restrictions, which applies to “any person … Continue reading High Court dismisses newspaper editor’s appeal against conviction and fine for publication of a story in breach of an anonymity order

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

An injunction granted by Mr Justice Warby illustrates both the issues arising in respect of obtaining injunctions against “persons unknown” and also the technical difficulties in obtaining injunctions restraining any matter relating to news reporting. The applicants were Katherine Kerner and her son Jack. They had sustained press attention because in December the husband of … Continue reading Unknown unknowns in Kerner v (1) WX (2) YZ (Persons Unknown)

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