Monthly Archives: January 2013

Family court jails property tycoon for failing to disclose assets

Property tycoon scot Young has been jailed for six months for failing to provide financial information in ancillary relief proceedings.  When Mr Young separated from his wife in 2006 he had been understood to be worth £400m.  However he claims to have lost his entire fortune overnight in a Russian deal.  The application for committal on 16 January 2013 came as a result of Mr Young failing to comply with orders to disclose details of the whereabouts of his wealth and how he was funding his lifestyle.

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The sun, privacy and Rocknroll

Mr Justice Briggs has handed down a written judgment in Rocknroll v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWHC 24 (Ch) which serves as a helpful reminder of the issues the court will consider in deciding whether the publication of photographs should be prohibited on privacy grounds.

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Tanzanian media tycoon loses ‘oppressive’ libel claim

On 30 November 2012 Mr Justice Bean dismissed Reginald Mengi’s claim for libel after a 10-day trial in the High Court.  Mr Mengi had sued Ms Hermitage over comments she had made on a website accusing him of encouraging a campaign of ‘journalistic terrorism’ in newspapers he controlled.

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