Regina ex parte Matthias Rath B v Matthias Rath Ltd the Advertising Standards Authority Ltd and its Reviewer: Admn 6 Dec 2000

Adjudications of the Advertising Standards Authority are prescribed by law, and the codes of practice are issued by virtue of statutory authority. The codes described a clear system for adjudicating complaints, and therefore anyone publishing advertising material could know in advance what rules applied, and what penalties he might incur. The need to ensure accuracy in health advertising was a sufficient purpose to justify the restriction on the freedom of expression.


Times 10-Jan-2001, [2000] EWHC Admin 428




European Convention on Human Rights Art 10, Control of Misleading Advertisements Regulations 1988 (1988 No 915)


England and Wales

Media, Human Rights

Updated: 29 May 2022; Ref: scu.140245