*Times Newspapers Limited v Flood; Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd; Frost and others v MGN Ltd

Human Rights – Expression. The Supreme Court dismissed the appellant newspaper publishers' appeals against costs orders, as they could not rely on the alleged rule that, where a claim involved restricting a newspaper or broadcaster's freedom of expression, it would, under domestic law, normally infringe their rights under art 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights to require it to reimburse the success fee and after the event insurance premium. The rule's application would infringe the respondents' rights to property and undermine the rule of law, and it could not apply where information had been obtained illegally by or on behalf of a media organisation.

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