Bonnard v Perryman

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Date1891
Year1891
CourtCourt of Appeal
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227 cases
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd and Others v Vetplus Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 5 Julio 2007
    ...injunction to restrain the alleged malicious falsehood and libel. This is because of the rule against prior restraint established in Bonnard v Perryman [1891] 2 Ch 269. That rule extends to malicious falsehood, see Bestobell v Bigg [1975] FSR 421 and remains the rule following the enactment......
  • Greene v Associated Newspapers Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 5 Noviembre 2004
    ...with its self-evident limitations and lack of completeness. Given the approach of the courts following the decision of this court in Bonnard v Perryman [1891] 2 Ch 269 , he said that it was unsurprising that Mr Wellington had opted to put only a short statement before the court. If a defen......
  • Gulf Oil (Great Britain) Ltd v Page
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 2 Abril 1987
    ...396. Indeed, this was not seriously disputed. 18 In my view, the principle mentioned is not a bar. It was established in this court in Bonnard v. Perryman (1891) 2 Ch. 269 in which case the court expressly approved the statement of the law by Lord Esher in Coulson v. Coulson (1887) 3 T.L.R ......
  • CTOS Sdn Bhd and Others; Ngoi Thiam Who
    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • 1 Enero 2001
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  • A Rare Breed - Libel Injunctions
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    • 18 Octubre 2010
    ...and successfully obtained her injunction. Interim libel injunctions are rare because of the rule in the old case of Bonnard v. Perryman (1891) 2 Ch 269: interim injunctions should not be granted in defamation cases where the defendants indicate an intention to prove the truth of what they p......
4 books & journal articles
  • Interlocutory injunctions: american cyanamid comes of age
    • Barbados
    • Caribbean Law Review No. 3-1, June 1993
    • 1 Junio 1993
    ...regarded as a "special factor", namely that the public interest in freedom of speech will be overriding save in the clearest cases. 11 [1891] 2 Ch.269. 12 Att.-Gen. v. British Broadcasting Corporation [1981] A.C. 303 at 342. 13 [1984] 1 W.L.R. 1160. It is otherwise where the plaintiffs case......
  • The Relevane of Constitutional Rights to the Granting of an Interlocutory Injunction
    • Ireland
    • Hibernian Law Journal No. 12-2013, January 2013
    • 1 Enero 2013
    ...the words complained of but that there is no doubt that they are defamatory … The reason for the reluctance 61 Bonnard v Perryman [1891] 2 Ch 269 62 Ibid , p.284 63 Coulson and Sons v Coulson & Co [1887] 3 TLR 846 64 This principle was accepted by the Supreme Court in Sinclair v Gogarty [19......
  • Developing the common law: how far is too far?
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 37 No. 1, April - April 2013
    • 1 Abril 2013
    ...[42]. (58) Murray v Express Newspapers plc [2009] Ch 481. (59) O'Neill (2006) 227 CLR 57, 115-16 [173]-[175], citing Bonnard v Perryman [1891] 2 Ch 269. (60) Panel of Eminent Persons ('Ipp Committee'), Review of the Law of Negligence: Final Report (61) Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) s 5D, c......
  • Tort Law for Cynics
    • United Kingdom
    • Wiley The Modern Law Review No. 77-5, September 2014
    • 1 Septiembre 2014
    ...attitude towards injunctions (interim or permanent) limiting speech seeAlexander vUS (1993) 509 US 544, 550.90 See eg, Bonnard vPerryman [1891] 2 Ch 269; Greene vAssociated Newspapers Ltd [2004] EWCA Civ1462, [2005] 1 QB 972. Incidentally, there was a time when injunction against a defamato......

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