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Complainant Name:
The Judicial Communications Office

Clauses Noted: 3

Publication: The Daily Telegraph


The Judicial Communications Office (JCO) complained that an article about a High Court Judge had referred to a health matter and thereby intruded into his privacy. The judge said that the issue regarding his health was not widely known and, indeed, his father-in-law had come to know of it only through reading the article and was distressed.


The newspaper explained that the reference had been included to elicit sympathy for the judge. The judge did not accept that explanation. Nonetheless, the author of the article agreed to write to the judge's father-in-law to apologise for the distress the reference to the illness had caused by reason of the fact that he had first learned of the matter by reading the newspaper. The JCO accepted this action in resolution of the complaint.

Report: 77

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