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Committee to examine ‘super-injunctions’

Judicial Communications Office news release

News release 1510/10



The Master of the Rolls has set up a committee to examine the issues around the use of injunctions which bind the press and so-called ‘super-injunctions’.

This follows the recent report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee's report on press standards, privacy and libel and concerns expressed to the judiciary.

The committee members are:

  • Master of the Rolls (Chairman)
  • Lord Justice Moore-Bick
  • Mr Justice Tugendhat
  • Desmond Browne QC
  • Alasdair Pepper (Carter Ruck)
  • Rod Christie-Miller (Schillings)
  • Marcus Partington (Trinity Mirror)
  • Gill Phillips (Guardian News & Media)
  • Michelle Dyson (Ministry of Justice)
  • John Sorabji (Legal Secretary to the Master of the Rolls).

The Committee will meet for the first time in May.


Notes to Editors

  1. The Culture, Media and Sport Committee published its report on Press standards, privacy and libel on 24 February 2010. See report on the Parliament website for more information.
  2. For further information please contact the Judicial Communications Office on tel: 020 7073 4852,
    or email: Press Enquiries

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