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Chapter 4.4: English Case Law
English Case Law
A v. B & C  EWCA Civ 337
A Premiership footballer had, over a lengthy period, engaged in adulterous relations with two women – one described as a nursery school [Page 153]teacher, the other a lap dancer. The People newspaper wanted to publish their stories.
The footballer sought an injunction to prevent the stories becoming public on the grounds of breach of confidence and breach of privacy.
The trial judge decided that an injunction should be granted. The judge acknowledged that details of sexual relations within marriage are protected by the law of confidentiality. The question was whether or not sexual relations outside of marriage and in the absence of any express agreement should be covered by the same law. The judge took ...