Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 85 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2016] EWHC 2354 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Whipple J

Representation Adam Wolanski (instructed by Farrer and Co) for the claimants.
  The defendants did not appear and were not represented.
Judgment Dates: 28 September 2016


Practice - Pre-trial or post-judgment relief - Injunction - Publication - First claimant being well-known English socialite - Second claimant being first claimant's fiancé - First claimant's iCloud account allegedly being hacked - Claimants obtaining ex parte interim injunction to restrain publication of photographs taken from iCloud account - Claimants applying for continuation of interim injunction and for injunction in broader terms - Whether application should be granted - European Convention on Human Rights, arts 8, 10.

The Case

Practice Pre-trial or post-judgment relief. The Queen's Bench Division, having considered s12 of the and having had regard to the competing rights in arts 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, granted an application by the claimants, Pippa Middleton and James Matthews, to continue an interim injunction to restrain publication of photographs taken from her iCloud account, which had been hacked. The terms of the injunction were broadened to include, not just photographs, but any other information which might have derived from the iCloud account.

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