- Court dismisses appeal against disclosure regime in phone-hacking case
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Information law analysis: The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by MGN Limited (MGN) in which it sought a variation to the disclosure regime which has been ordered in the ‘phone-hacking’ claims which it said ran the risk of revealing a confidential journalistic source. The court held that Mann J in the High Court had correctly carried out the balancing exercise of estimating the weight to be attached to the importance of disclosure in the interests of justice against that of protection from disclosure under section 10 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 (CCA 1981). Written by Peter Ratliff, barrister at 6KBW College Hill.
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