Camelot Group Plc v Centaur Communications Plc: QBD 15 Jul 1997

Human rights law is no aid in protecting a journalist against an order requiring the return of confidential documents, even though this might identify the source of leak.


Times 15-Jul-1997, [1999] QB 124


Contempt of Court Act 1981

Cited by:

CitedFinancial Times Ltd and others v Interbrew SA CA 8-Mar-2002
The appellants appealed against orders for delivery up of papers belonging to the claimant. The paper was a market sensitive report which had been stolen and doctored before being handed to the appellant.
Held: The Ashworth Hospital case . .
Appeal fromCamelot Group plc v Centaur Communications Limited CA 23-Oct-1997
An order for a journalist to disclose the name of an employee disclosing his employer’s information, may be made where there was a need to identify a disloyal employee. Here drafts of accounts had been released to embarrass the company. The . .
CitedMersey Care NHS Trust v Ackroyd QBD 7-Feb-2006
The trust, operators of Ashworth Secure Hospital sought from the defendant journalist disclosure of the name of their employee who had revealed to the defendant matters about the holding of Ian Brady, the Moors Murderer, and in particular medical . .
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Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.78858