Privacy orders made by employment tribunal do not automatically lapse where claims are withdrawn


Re: CA & Ors v News Group Newspapers UKEAT/0075/16/RN

Whether the employment tribunal had erred in revoking a restricted reporting order made in proceedings involving claims for unfair dismissal and sex discrimination that were withdrawn after the order was made. Held: A restricted reporting order could continue in effect after the claim was withdrawn, but it could equally be discharged by the tribunal on a subsequent application by the press. On the facts, the judge had not erred in conducting the balancing exercise. Appeal dismissed.

Hugh Tomlinson QC, James Laddie QC, Gavin Millar QC and Darryl Hutcheon were involved in this case.