Courts exhausting the alphabet?

There’s an entertaining piece by Lewis Silkin LLP’s head of defamation, Rod Dadak, available on PA Media Lawyer this week (sadly, subscription only).

He takes a look at the balancing exercise between competing rights of the parties involved in the recent JIH v News Group privacy injunction case – also concerning XX, YY and ZZ. He lays out four fundamental questions for consideration, which address definitions of public interest and privacy;  the economic interests of newspapers; and Parliamentary intervention.

While Dadak suggests no answers to these, I liked his alphabet spaghetti analogy. I thought his concern about claimant anonymisation issues worth sharing:

“We can only hope that the debate ends before the alphabet is exhausted and the Court is forced to use hieroglyphics.”

It could get very confusing.

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One Response to Courts exhausting the alphabet?

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