I have been trying for ages to do a piece about Trimingham v Associated Newspapers which was of interest because, albeit late in the day, she amended her claims to include one of harassment under the Protection of Harassment Act 1997 in addition to invasion of privacy.
The judgment is so long and detailed that it was very hard both to summarise effectively and also to include in a post of reasonable length, a discussion of some aspects which troubled me. Thankfully, I don’t need to worry about summarising any longer because the excellent Gervase de Wilde has done it for me on the equally excellent Inforrm’s Blog.
Taking that piece as read, I will focus on some of the rationale of the decision which I consider to be wrong and therefore troubling if it is going to be relied on in other cases. It should be noted that I do not manage to do this at reasonable length … Continue reading