CA, RA, RB and RC v News Group Newspapers Ltd (Practice and Procedure: Restricted Reporting Order): EAT 13 May 2016

EAT 1. The Employment Judge had jurisdiction to consider an extant RRO notwithstanding the fact that the claims had been withdrawn on settlement. The Employment Tribunal was not functus as the Appellants sought to argue.
2. Nor did the RRO expire automatically upon withdrawal. Rule 50(1) of the 2013 Rules permits RROs that are wider in extent and circumstances than RROs permitted under s.11 ETA 1996 and Rule 50(3)(d) of the 2013 Rules.
3. There was no error of law or principle in the balancing exercise conducted by the Employment Judge. Accordingly there was no basis on which to interfere with his conclusion that the Privacy Orders should be revoked.

Simler DBE P J
[2016] UKEAT 0075 – 16 – 1305, [2016] ICR 801, [2016] IRLR 827
Employment Tribunals Act 1996 11, Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure 2013 50
England and Wales


Updated: 16 January 2022; Ref: scu.564201