Lord Neuberger, the Master of the Rolls, has set up a committee to examine super-injunctions and injunctions that bind the press. An announcement this morning indicated that the decision was in response to recommendations made by MPs on Culture, Media and Sport Committee.
In February, the Commons committee said that the “Trafigura and Barclays cases raise issues over the use of injunctions for breach of confidence by companies which do not have Article 8 rights to defend, the ease with which they appear to be granted and the consistency of practice in the court system”.
The members of Lord Neuberger’s committee are:
Question for sharp-eyed observers: which well-known High Court judge with considerable experience of injunctions against the media is not included in this list?