School of Law

Professor Ian Walden speaks to Mashable about super-injuctions in relation to Philip Green revelations

26 October 2018

Philip Green, the owner of Topshop, attempted to block a national newspaper from publishing allegations of "sexual harassment and racial abuse of staff." Professor Ian Walden, Head of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London spoke to Mashable about super-injunctions. A super-injunction, simply put, is an injunction on top of an injunction. It means that not only is there an injunction in place, but there's also an injunction preventing anyone from reporting on the fact that an injunction has been granted. According to Professor Walden, super-injunctions exists because: “the publicity attendant on an injunction tells the world that something's going on.” So, if you “don't want the world to potentially know something's going on, you get an injunction against speaking about the fact that there's an injunction.” Read the whole article here.