Gaunt, 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 court had also found that the interview had become gratuitously offensive. He challenged the finding saying that the court had not first asked the necessary question of whether an interefrence with the applicant’s article 10 rights was necessary.
Held: The issue raised was proper and leave was given.
Maurice Kay LJ
[2011] EWCA Civ 75
Bailii
England and Wales
Citing:
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 . .

Cited by:
Leave to AppealGaunt, 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 . .

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