Super-injunctions in English law

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Super-injunctions in English law refer to a type of injunction in English tort law that prevent publication of the thing that is in issue and also prevents the reporting of the fact that the injunction exists at all.[1] The term was coined by a Guardian journalist covering the Trafigura controversy. Due to their very nature media organisations are not able to report who has obtained a superinjunction without being in contempt of court.

There are several ways in which the public can learn of a super-injunction:

Known cases involving super-injunctions[edit]

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  1. ^ Lowther, Jason, (2011)Q&A Torts 2011-2012, Abingdon: Routledge, p. 171
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Superinjunctions, gagging orders and injunctions: the full list | Siobhain Butterworth & Maya Wolfe-Robinson | Law |
  3. ^ DFT v TFD [2010] EWHC 2335 (QB) (27 September 2010)
  4. ^ ETK v News Group Newspapers Ltd. [2011] EWCA Civ 439 (19 April 2011)