Claimant with settled privacy claim was entitled to read statement in open court


Re: Webb v Lewis Silkin LLP [2016] EWHC 1225 (Ch)

The court held that the claimant was entitled to read out her statement in open court, subject to court approval of the content, where privacy, rather than defamation proceedings, had been settled. The court would take a non-interventionist approach in allowing the claimant to say what she wanted to say, only interfering if a party’s case or the nature of the settlement was misrepresented. Permission to appeal granted.

Lorna Skinner was involved in this case.