Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 275 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 2115 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Gray J

Representation Vincent Nelson QC (instructed by Reid Minty) for the claimant.
  Gavin Millar QC and Anthony Hudson (instructed by Thompsons) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 18 October 2002


Confidence and data protection - Confidential information - Disclosure by newspaper - Injunction requiring newspaper to disclose source - Newspaper naming journalist as source - Claimant seeking injunction requiring journalist to disclose source - Grant of injunction.

The Case

Where the claimant had originally obtained an order against a newspaper compelling it to disclose the source of information contained in an article which had been obtained in breach of confidence, and the newspaper had disclosed the source as being the defendant to the instant action, it was held that the claimant was entitled to summary judgment where it sought a similar order compelling the defendant to disclose his source.

Practice Areas

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