Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 448 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 499 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division
Judge:

Morland J

Representation Andrew Caldecott QC and Antony White QC (instructed by Schilling & Lom) for the claimant.
  Desmond Browne QC, Mark Warby and Anna Coppola (instructed by MGN Ltd) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 27 March 2002

Catchwords

Confidential information - Disclosure - Post publication relief - Damages - Defendant publishing details of claimant's attendance at Narcotics Anonymous - Whether information published in breach of confidence - Whether claimant entitled to damages - Quantum.

The Case

The court gave guidance as to the principles to be applied where a claimant claimed damages arising out of a breach of confidence in circumstances where the defendant's newspaper published an article and photographs concerning the claimant's attendance at Narcotics Anonymous meetings, finding that there had been a breach of confidence arising out of that publication. Moreover, the court found that the publication had been in breach of the .

Practice Areas

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