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Post  deborah on Tue 6 Apr - 16:56

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8605452.stm

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Post  Guest on Tue 6 Apr - 16:57

Yes and Carter Ruck are sitting on the committee

http://www.the3arguidos.info/topic6316.html

Carter-Ruck and Schillings line up on committee to review press freedom
Author: Claire Ruckin
06 Apr 2010 | 12:24

The controversial issue of superinjunctions and the freedom of the press are to be examined by a committee set up by the Master of the Rolls, Lord Neuberger, it was announced today (6 April).

The committee includes Carter-Ruck media partner Alasdair Pepper and Schillings chief executive Rod Christie-Miller, both of whose firms have faced media scrutiny in recent months for their use of superinjunctions to prevent news organisations from revealing the identities of those involved in legal disputes.

Other members on the committee, which will meet for the first time next month (4 May) include:

• Bar Council chairman Desmond Browne QC;
• Ministry of Justice head of legal policy Michelle Dyson;
• Lord Justice Moore-Bick;
• Mr Justice Tugenhadt;
• Marcus Partington, legal director at Trinity Mirror; and
• Guardian News & Media director of editorial legal services Gill Phillips.

The establishment of the committee follows the recent publication of a report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on press standards, privacy and libel.

The report states: "[We] strongly urge that a way is found to limit the use of superinjunctions as far as is possible and to make clear that they are not intended to fetter the fundamental rights of the press to report the proceedings of Parliament. Given the importance of these issues, we hope that a clear statement regarding the way forward is made before the end of this Parliament."

Last October questions were raised about the freedom of the press in the UK when Carter-Ruck attempted to block The Guardian from reporting an MP's question about an injunction obtained by the law firm on behalf of its client Trafigura.

The injunction banned coverage of a confidential report on oil company Trafigura - which reached a settlement with claimants after being accused of dumping toxic waste off the Ivory Coast - and of the existence of the injunction itself. The gagging order was later lifted.

The issue also made headlines in January when an order obtained by John Terry was overturned by the High Courtt, revealing that the England football captain had had an affair with an ex-girlfriend of his former team-mate Wayne Bridge.

http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/news/1599728/carter-ruck-schillings-named-committee-review-superinjuctions
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Post  deborah on Tue 6 Apr - 16:59

Super-injunction review ordered
John Terry
A super-injunction to protect John Terry's privacy was lifted

A major review of the use of super-injunctions to gag the media has been ordered, it has been announced.

A committee of senior judges, newspaper group representatives and libel lawyers will look at the issue and meet for the first time on 4 May.

An injunction granted to Swiss firm Trafigura seemed to restrict comments in parliament and footballer John Terry had one which was later repealed.

MPs have expressed fears that their freedom to speak is being restricted.

Super-injunctions are highly secret injunctions where the press cannot even refer to the fact that an injunction has been granted.

In a report published in February, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of MPs expressed "grave concern" about parliamentary freedom of speech.

The committee called for new laws to clarify the limits on the use of super-injunctions against comments made in Parliament.

'Fundamental principle'

The committee conducting the review into the use of super-injunctions will be chaired by the Master of the Rolls, Lord Neuberger.

A Judicial Communications Office spokesman said the committee would "examine the issues around the use of injunctions which bind the press and so-called 'super-injunctions'".

"This follows the recent report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee's report on press standards, privacy and libel and concerns expressed to the judiciary," he added.

Last year the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, said it was a "fundamental principle" that MPs should be able to speak freely in Parliament.

He said: "The absolute privilege for members to speak freely in Parliament did not come without a price and previous generations fought, and indeed died, for it.

"It is a very precious heritage which, in my view, should be vigorously maintained and defended by this generation."

The super-injunction granted to Terry, the former England football captain, prevented the reporting allegations about his private life.

In the case of oil trading company Trafigura the super-injunction concerned leaked documents relating to the disposal of waste in the Ivory Coast.

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Post  POPPY1 on Tue 6 Apr - 17:02

Bren wrote:Yes and Carter Ruck are sitting on the committee

http://www.the3arguidos.info/topic6316.html

Carter-Ruck and Schillings line up on committee to review press freedom
Author: Claire Ruckin
06 Apr 2010 | 12:24

The controversial issue of superinjunctions and the freedom of the press are to be examined by a committee set up by the Master of the Rolls, Lord Neuberger, it was announced today (6 April).

The committee includes Carter-Ruck media partner Alasdair Pepper and Schillings chief executive Rod Christie-Miller, both of whose firms have faced media scrutiny in recent months for their use of superinjunctions to prevent news organisations from revealing the identities of those involved in legal disputes.

Other members on the committee, which will meet for the first time next month (4 May) include:

• Bar Council chairman Desmond Browne QC;
• Ministry of Justice head of legal policy Michelle Dyson;
• Lord Justice Moore-Bick;
• Mr Justice Tugenhadt;
• Marcus Partington, legal director at Trinity Mirror; and
• Guardian News & Media director of editorial legal services Gill Phillips.

The establishment of the committee follows the recent publication of a report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on press standards, privacy and libel.

The report states: "[We] strongly urge that a way is found to limit the use of superinjunctions as far as is possible and to make clear that they are not intended to fetter the fundamental rights of the press to report the proceedings of Parliament. Given the importance of these issues, we hope that a clear statement regarding the way forward is made before the end of this Parliament."

Last October questions were raised about the freedom of the press in the UK when Carter-Ruck attempted to block The Guardian from reporting an MP's question about an injunction obtained by the law firm on behalf of its client Trafigura.

The injunction banned coverage of a confidential report on oil company Trafigura - which reached a settlement with claimants after being accused of dumping toxic waste off the Ivory Coast - and of the existence of the injunction itself. The gagging order was later lifted.

The issue also made headlines in January when an order obtained by John Terry was overturned by the High Courtt, revealing that the England football captain had had an affair with an ex-girlfriend of his former team-mate Wayne Bridge.

http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/news/1599728/carter-ruck-schillings-named-committee-review-superinjuctions


Well Carter-Ruck, surprise,surprise.

The true dregs of humanity.

Damn have I just committed libel?


It's rather like Harold Shipman being allowed to review the Fred and Rose West case.
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