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Privacy Injunctions and the Media

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Published on Jun 27, 2012

PRIVACY INJUNCTIONS AND THE MEDIA: A Practice Manual

BEST PRACTICE IN SEEKING OR OPPOSING PRIVACY INJUNCTIONS: COMPREHENSIVE AND EASY TO FOLLOW ADVICE

Written by Iain Goldrein QC

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers. You can view more very useful book reviews on Phillip Green's extensive Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/PhillipBT...

The role of the media in a free society has been widely scrutinized and commented upon of late, which is why the recent publication of this book from Hart Publishing is nothing if not timely.

The purpose of this book which is to set out best practice with respect to privacy injunctions: how to prepare privacy claims, conduct them, or prosecute them. As Lord Neuberger mentions in the Foreword, the book provides 'a practical guide to the way in which the courts have developed the law of privacy in the past decade or so'.

Underlying all these developments is of course, the perennial clash -- tug of war, actually-- between privacy and freedom of expression. Personally, we favour the latter over the former and, certainly there isn't a journalist out there who doesn't... and few lawyers who don't! But whatever side of the fence you're on, you would be more than interested in this book, whether you are seeking or opposing a privacy injunction.


Unlike many authors of law books, Iain Goldrein takes an expansive and extensive approach to a body of subject matter which actually affects all of us. The book, he says 'seeks to meet the demands of the court and litigators, whilst securing sufficient clarity for a broader audience' which would certainly include everyone from litigants in person to those generally interested in the subject to -- above all -- journalists.

Referring to journalists as 'the watchdogs of the freedoms of our society,' Goldrein furnishes a quote from Lord Judge, who, commenting on a case in 2010, has reminded us that 'very few citizens can scrutinize the judicial process; that scrutiny is performed by the media... acting on behalf of the body of citizens. Without the commitment of an independent media the operation of the principle of open justice would be irremediably diminished'.

With the aim of reach a wider audience very much in mind, Goldrein delivers the erudite and insightful content of the book in a clear and accessible manner. From the typography itself to the logical layout, to the clarity of the writing, this book, of over 1,200 pages, certainly offers a number of attributes calculated to extend its appeal not just to lawyers and academics but to the wider public.

To aid further research as well as enhance ease of use, the book provides among other materials, a user's guide and at least twenty-seven pages of cases and of legislation. There are several checklists and quality control protocols, including -- Ah! -- a checklist for journalists! For media folk, media lawyers or anyone else seeking information and practical guidance in this rapidly developing area of law, this book is a useful acquisition. The publication date is 2012.


Hart Publishing

ISBN: 978 1 84946 284 6
www.hartpub.co.uk

Video reproduced with kind permission of Phillip Green

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