Gaunt, Regina (on The Application of) v The Office of Communications: CA 17 Jun 2011

The claimant appealed against rejection of his challenge to a determination of the respondent that a radio interview he conducted had been in breach of the Broadcasting Code. He said that the finding was an undue interference in his freedom of speech.
Lord Neuberger MR, Toulson, Etherton LJJ
[2011] EWCA Civ 692, [2011] 1 WLR 2355, [2011] EMLR 28
European Convention on Human Rights 10
England and Wales
Appeal fromGaunt v OFCOM and Liberty QBD 13-Jul-2010
The claimant, a radio presenter sought judicial review of the respondent’s finding (against the broadcaster) that a radio interview he had conducted breached the Broadcasting Code. He had strongly criticised a proposal to ban smokers from being . .
Leave to AppealGaunt, Regina (on The Application of) v The Office of Communications CA 24-Jan-2011
The applicant sought leave to appeal against a finding that his radio talk show interview with a councillor regarding the policy of not permitting foster parents who smoked was so vehement as to be a breach of the respondent’s Code. The divisional . .

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Updated: 12 March 2021; Ref: scu.440848