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Important judgment in claim for misuse of private information

Related Member(s):
Tim Owen QC, Sara Mansoori, Gavin Millar QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Media and Information Law

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.  The Judgment of Nicklin J. builds on the principles in Sir Cliff 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.

Judgment is available here.