Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 211 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 328 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

Lightman J

Representation David Price and Korieh Duodo of David Price Solicitors and Advocates for the appellant.
  Heather Rogers (instructed by Peter Carter-Ruck) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 14 March 2002


Equity - Breach of confidence - Defence - Public interest in disclosure - Claimant a well known model - Claimant and defendant entering into contract for services - Claimant alleging breach of obligation of confidence arising out of contract for services - Disclosure without claimant's consent for reward of personal details of claimant's life to newspaper for use in an article published by newspaper - Whether public interest in disclosure of information to press - Whether claimant entitled to summary judgment in respect of information relating to her personal life.

The Case

The court affirmed the decision of the master giving summary judgment for the claimant in her action for breach of an obligation of confidence contained in a contract for services in respect of the defendant's disclosure of information relating to the claimant's personal life. The defendant had no arguable defence that there was a public interest in disclosure of the information to the press.

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