The Ryan Giggs Saga: Injunctions Against the Press
26 May 2011
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
Recent English court proceedings involving a football star obtaining an injunction in the United Kingdom against Imogen Thomas, a reality television show contestant and former Miss Wales, and a local newspaper has gained widespread public attention both locally and internationally. The football star's legal actions eventually led to the disclosure of his identity by overseas newspapers, internet users and a Member of Parliament. The controversy has ignited serious debates about the privacy laws in the UK and may trigger significant legislative reforms.