A High Court judge today refused to lift an order banning journalists naming a woman with whom former bank boss Sir Fred Goodwin had an "extra-marital affair".
A High Court judge is deciding whether to lift an order banning journalists identifying a woman with whom former bank boss Sir Fred Goodwin had an "extra-marital affair".
Hundreds of other reporting restrictions remain in force, and the public knows next to nothing about them
Four weeks of speculation, legal wrangling and mass civil disobedience on the internet came to an end yesterday when an MP used parliamentary privilege to name Ryan Giggs as the Premier League footballer at the centre of the super-injunction fiasco. John Hemming named the Manchester United player only hours after a High Court judge had ruled that a ban on naming him should stand. Last night, Mr Justice Eady refused to lift the injunction despite the intervention – raising the prospect that Mr Giggs could sue news organisations who have named him for damages. To murmurs of disapproval from fellow MPs, the Liberal Democrat said: "With about 75,000 people having named Ryan Giggs on Twitter it is obviously impracticable to imprison them all.
Sir Fred Goodwin, the former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) boss, and other high-profile men are coming under intense political pressure to follow Andrew Marr and shed the protection of gagging orders.
Ministers have ruled out reforming Britain's privacy laws or bringing in new legislation to stop super-injunctions silencing the media, the Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said yesterday.
Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland who became a focal point for anger over the financial crisis, has obtained a super-injunction banning the media from identifying him as a banker.
Outlook Jérôme Kerviel must be choking on his croissants this morning. While he's facing a lengthy jail term for his rogue trading at SocGen, the boys who nearly bust UBS, once the pride of Switzerland's financial services industry, are getting off scot-free.
Born into theatrical royalty, Sam West made his name playing 'linen' parts in Merchant Ivory productions. So how did he come to be taking on one of this century's biggest corporate villains?
Banker who presided over the collapse of RBS bows to public pressure and accepts 40 per cent reduction in his pension deal
Former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin bowed to public pressure today and offered to hand back more than £210,000 a year of his controversial pension payout.
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The £700,000-a-year pension paid out to ousted Royal Bank of Scotland chief Sir Fred Goodwin was "clearly contrary" to the bank's own pension policy, City Minister Lord Myners told MPs today.
The third Dream Team XI in the series focuses on the Italian giants AC Milan.
Maybe the Mail will be yelling, ‘Smash the bosses, get the worker’s Mail’