Carter-Ruck abandons attempt to gag Guardian on Trafigura question

As reported by the Guardian’s editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger (via Twitter), lawyers Carter-Ruck will no longer try to prevent his publication reporting MP Paul Farrelly’s parliamentary question about Trafigura.

Here we are then, taken from the Parliament website, the question … in question:


N Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation to protect:

(a) whistleblowers and (b) press freedom following the injunctions obtained in the High Court by

(i) Barclays and Freshfields solicitors on 19 March 2009 on the publication of internal Barclays reports documenting alleged tax avoidance schemes and

(ii) Trafigura and Carter Ruck solicitors on 11 September 2009 on the publication of the Minton report on the alleged dumping of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast, commissioned by Trafigura.


via Order Book Part 2.

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