Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"a debate of general interest"

Mr Justice Eady Cocklecarrot :
  1. During the afternoon of 14 April 2011 I granted a temporary injunction until the return date on 20 April against two defendants, who were News Group Newspapers Ltd and a woman called Imogen Thomas. It had emerged from a telephone conversation between her and one of the solicitors acting on the Claimant's behalf, shortly before the hearing, that she had at some stage engaged the services of Mr Max Clifford as her publicist ............
The the ongoing case of the super injunction, the married premier league footballer and former Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas appears to be an inexhaustible source of fun, made even more diverting somehow by the fact Ms Thomas is from Gorseinon. (Cowin' 'ell mun, Gorseinon!)

The latest judgement handed down from the august Queen's Bench Division of the Royal Courts of Justice is a masterpiece of comic prose that I can't recommend too highly.

I particularly enjoyed the deadpan understatement of:
She had asked him to provide her with a signed football shirt, which he did, but he told her that he was not prepared to pay her the sum of £50,000.
And the dark Kafkaesque citation:
X and Y v Persons Unknown [2007] 1 FLR 1567

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