Archive for the 'parliamentary privilege' Category

Fred Goodwin’s superinjunction text to be studied by MPs – The Guardian

“The text of the superinjunction obtained by the banker Sir Fred Goodwin has been handed to the Treasury select committee so that MPs can examine whether it raises public interest issues.”

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The Guardian, 27th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New gagging orders stretch right into the heart of parliament – The Guardian

“The revelation by the Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming of a new breed of ‘hyperinjunction’, which forbids the recipient talking about it to MPs, is one of the most disturbing developments in the contest between legitimate privacy and the need for open justice.”

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Hyper-injunction’ stops you talking to MP – Daily Telegraph

“Voters are being barred from speaking to their MPs under a new generation of gagging orders known as hyper-injunctions, the House of Commons has been told.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sir Fred Goodwin, RBS chief, takes out gagging order – Daily Telegraph

“The existence of the injunction was revealed by John Hemming, a back-bench Liberal Democrat MP, during a business debate in the House of Commons yesterday morning. His comments are protected by parliamentary privilege, which means he cannot face court proceedings for revealing the injunction’s existence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina v Chaytor and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Chaytor and others [2010] UKSC 52; [2010] WLR (D) 311

“Parliamentary privilege did not pose any bar to the prosecution of defendants charged with false accounting who, while serving Members of Parliament, made claims for expenses and allowances to the Fees Office of the House of Commons.”

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Boob Job cream manufacturer ‘using libel laws to silence critics’ – The Guardian

“The company that produces Boob Job cream has been accused of being a ‘charlatan and a bully’ for using libel laws to silence a plastic surgeon who criticised its product.”

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs’ expenses: Judge explains privilege ruling – BBC News

“Supreme Court President Lord Phillips has said parliamentary privilege does not protect MPs from being prosecuted for ‘ordinary crimes’.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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