Bonham-Smith v Google UK Ltd
8th September 2016 – A claim brought on ‘right to be forgotten’ grounds in relation to the Google Search service has today been struck out. This was on the basis that Google UK, which does not own or operate the Search service, was not a proper party to the proceedings. The decision comes in the wake of Warby J’s judgment in Richardson v Google UK Ltd  EWHC 3154 (QB) in which the same conclusion was upheld in relation to proceedings concerning the Google Blogger service. Hannah Ready, instructed by Pinsent Masons LLP, acted for Google UK in Bonham-Smith. David Glen, instructed by Pinsent Masons LLP, acted for Google UK in Richardson.