Freedom of the Press in UK Law

  • A v B Plc and Another
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 11 Mar 2002
    ...... his privacy protected by the court or whether the restriction of freedom of expression which such protection involves cannot be justified. The ...Finally we have another file which contains what was described as "Press Complaints Commission Material", which includes 17 decisions of the Press ......
  • David Shields Montgomery (Appellant) HM Advocate and Another (Respondents) Andrew Alexander Marshall Coulter (Appellant) HM Advocate and Another (Respondents)
    • Privy Council
    • 19 Oct 2000
    ......(1) of the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The High Court of Justiciary refused that application. . . 2 ... the case throughout Scotland both on radio and television and in the press. . . 31 Much of that publicity was directed to the fact that a ......
  • Campbell v MGN Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 06 May 2004
    ......The case involves the familiar competition between freedom of expression and respect for an individual's privacy. Both are vitally ..., reported and unreported, where individuals have complained of press intrusion. A convenient summary of these cases is to be found in Gavin ......
  • Re S (A Child) (Identification: Restrictions on Publication)
    • House of Lords
    • 28 Oct 2004
    ......Press reports about the death appeared soon afterwards, namely in the "Evening ... 8 (Right to respect for private and family life), article 10 (Freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights as scheduled ......
  • Goldsmith v Sperrings Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 23 Feb 1977
    ......told us that this was a very important case. It concerned the freedom of the Press. That is a matter which is very dear to us. But when Mr. ......
  • Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 28 Oct 1999
    ...... appeal concerns the interaction between two fundamental rights: freedom of expression and protection of reputation. The context is newspaper ... occasion so far as the speaker was concerned, but publication in the press was not. In Allbutt v. General Council of Medical Education and ......
  • Cream Holdings Ltd and Others v Banerjee and another
    • House of Lords
    • 14 Oct 2004
    ...... made special provision regarding one of these rights: the right to freedom of expression. When considering whether to grant relief which, if granted, ... regulatory authorities as distinct from publication at large by the press, the right course was to freeze the position and direct a speedy trial if ......
  • Ashworth Hospital Authority v MGN Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 27 Jun 2002
    ......No one can or should forget the importance of the freedom of the press but it is plain as article 10 of the European Convention ......
  • Derbyshire County Council v Times Newspapers Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 18 Feb 1993
    ...... action for defamation must inevitably have an inhibiting effect on freedom of speech. In City of Chicago v. Tribune Co. (1923) 139 N.E. 86 the ... in this litigation, and not merely the right of liberty of the press. If this action can be maintained against a newspaper it can be maintained ......
  • Attorney General v Guardian Newspapers Ltd and Others (No. 2)
    • House of Lords
    • 13 Oct 1988
    ...... Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1953) (Cmd . 8969). All those restrictions are imposed in the light of ... of public interest nor upon any considerations of freedom of the press, nor upon any possible defences of prior publication or just cause or ......
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