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Supreme Court. Newspapers’ Article 10 challenge to the payment of Additional Liabilities. James Laughland appeared as Junior Counsel for one of three Respondents in a combined leap-frog appeal brought by three newspapers (The Times, Daily Mail & Mirror) against their liability to pay success fees and after the event insurance premiums to successful litigants in publication cases.
The newspapers argued over the three days hearing that the payment of such additional liabilities amounts to a breach of their Article 10 right to freedom of expression under the Human Rights Act.