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‘Celebrity threesome’ injunction upheld: PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd

The Supreme Court has upheld an injunction preventing the identification of a celebrity, known in court as PJS, in respect of an extramarital relationship. Background Earlier this year The Sun on Sunday, published by News Group Newspapers, was approached by a couple who told reporters that they had had a relationship with PJS. The paper …   Read more

Clearcast TV pre-clearance decisions not subject to judicial review: Diomed Direct Ltd v Clearcast Ltd

Clearcast reviews UK TV ads before broadcast to check their compliance with the BCAP Code. If Clearcast doesn’t pass an ad it doesn’t get broadcast. Clearcast is a private limited company owned by and acting on behalf of a number of major broadcasters. It is not a regulatory body such as the Advertising Standards Authority …   Read more

ASA allows Ecotricity’s “greenest in Britain” claims

The green energy firm Ecotricity can claim to be Britain’s greenest energy company after a complaint made by Tesla in respect of various claims on the Ecotricity website was not upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Ecotricity had included a number of claims on its website including “Britain’s Greenest Energy” and “The electricity we …   Read more