May 2011

Without Prejudice

May 27, 2011

In this week’s Without Prejudice podcast, Financial Times General Counsel Tim Bratton joins Charon QC, David Allen Green and me to talk about: contempt of court in the week Twitter typed two fingeredly to the courts privacy law, the media, and that footballer whether we have privacy law, a tort of privacy, or what (including […]

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AlJazeera’s Inside Story on “superinjunctions”

May 26, 2011

I appeared on AlJazeera’s Inside Story on Tuesday, to discuss “superinjunctions” – well, anonymous injunctions in fact – with Martin Bentham of the Standard and Stephen Murdoch of Cambridge University. The programme’s now available on the web. Shiulie Ghosh introduces me as editor of this website – which I suppose I am. I’m also the […]

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Can the Danes ban Marmite?

May 25, 2011

Jon Worth (surely Britain’s leading blogger on EU affairs) has the story that it’s now illegal to sell Marmite in Denmark. The Danish embassy has been anxious to stress that Marmite is not banned, but that is, I’m sorry to say, slightly misleading. It’s clearly unlawful at the moment to sell Marmite in Denmark, as […]

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Hemming does his worst

May 23, 2011

As I think readers will surely know by now, John Hemming MP used Parliamentary privilege today to name the footballer whose anonymity is protected in this privacy case by an injunction, which the High Court decided earlier today to maintain in force. Since then, first Sky News and now the BBC have named the footballer […]

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No bail-out for Strauss-Kahn

May 16, 2011

The IMF boss and front-runner to be the French Socialist Party’s presidential candidate next year, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been refused bail by a court in New York, according to the BBC. As has been widely reported he’s facing a charge of attempted rape. It may be that the defence can appeal the decision on bail; […]

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Discussing privacy law with Roy Greenslade and Max Clifford

May 16, 2011

I took part in Sunday Sequence on BBC Radio Ulster yesterday, discussing privacy law with Roy Greenslade, who’s professor of journalism at City University as well as being a former newspaper editor, and Max Clifford. The discussion starts at 34’20″, and lasts for about 20 minutes. I think what Roy Greenslade says about this, both […]

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Mosley v UK

May 10, 2011

Max Mosley has lost his case in the European Court of Human Rights, in which he claimed that the UK breached his right to respect for private life under article 8 of the ECHR by failing to impose a legal duty on the media to notify him in advance of a story that violated his […]

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Breaching so-called “superinjunctions” on Twitter: is this how low we’ve sunk?

May 9, 2011

The BBC has reported that someone on Twitter has purported to “out” a number of celebrities who have supposedly obtained “superinjunctions” to protect their privacy. It’s unlikely of course that all of them are “superinjunctions” at all, which are injunctions the existence of which cannot be reported. And who knows whether any of what’s been […]

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Without Prejudice

May 6, 2011

In our latest Without Prejudice podcast, the editor of Legal Week Alex Novarese joins Charon QC, David Allen Green and me to discuss: the legality of the killing of Osama bin Laden the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson, and what happens now the Bribery Act 2010, and City law firms and social mobility, […]

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