Damages won for leaked allegations of corruption when Claimant had not been charged for any offences


Re: ZXC v Bloomberg [2019] EWHC 970 (QB)

International businessman (identified as ZXC) wins damages and injunction for misuse of private information in important High Court judgment against Bloomberg LP arising from 2016 publication of article detailing leaked allegations of corruption/fraud from a law enforcement investigation, at a time when the Claimant had not been charged with any offences.  This judgment builds on and develops the principles in Richard v. BBC both in relation to the privacy rights of those under active criminal investigation and the appropriate remedies.

Tim Owen QC, Gavin Millar QC and Sara Mansoori were involved in this case.