Privacy Injunctions and the Media
A string of high profile lawsuits has drawn attention to a rapidly developing and controversial branch of media law: the use of privacy injunctions to restrain publication of information relating to the private lives of individuals. This book sets out the law relating to privacy injunctions and the best practice in relation to seeking or opposing this form of relief. Written not just for litigators, the book will also benefit journalists who are the watchdogs of the freedoms of our society, along with other organs of the media. From a UK perspective, the text is broken down into easily manageable sections, with numerous check-lists and quality control protocols. The book covers applications in the Queen' Bench Division (including personal injury), the Family Division (including the President's "Media Guidance" and "Reporting Restriction Orders"), and harassment, together with a journalists' check-list. The book reflects the agenda (included in the Foreword to the book) set by Lord Neuberger's 2011 Report of the Committee on Super-Injunctions, which called for guidance to be available to "all litigants, potential litigants, and their advisers [so that they could be] fully aware of their obligations under the law."
Publication Date: 4/13/2012