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NT1 & NT2 v Google [2018] EWHC 261 (QB)



Warby J has handed down judgment today following the conclusion of the PTR in the first “right to be forgotten” claims to be brought in the High Court. The original PTR was adjourned by Nicklin J on 18 January 2018 to allow further consideration to be given to the terms of proposed orders governing what can be reported at trial.  The judgment examines the purpose and limits of the jurisdiction under s.11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981.  It also emphasises the importance of adopting a purposive approach to the open justice principle, especially in cases raising matters of profound legal and public interest. 

Catrin Evans QC, instructed by Pinsent Masons, on behalf of Google; David Glen is acting on behalf of various interested media parties.

The judgment is available here.

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