Super-Injunctions

“Super-Injunctions are dubious”

(Lord Neuberger, Master of the Rolls on 17 March 2011 and Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury upon being made a life peer in Jan. 2007 following his appointment as a ‘Lord of Appeal in Ordinary’ and introduced in the ‘House of Lord’ alongside his sister-in-law Julia Neuberger, Baroness Neuberger, who was made a life peer in the ‘House of Lords’ on June 2004)

 

Parliamentary Debate: 17 Mar. 2011, Westminster Hall

There is an argument for a temporary super-injunction from time to time in a fraud case so that money can be chased around the world, but it is complete nonsense to have something that is still in force almost five years later and whose existence cannot even be mentioned outside parliamentary proceedings. In this case, there is also the health and safety issue. I do not know how serious it is, although now that the case has been mentioned in parliamentary proceedings, I will send people a copy of Hansard, ask for their comments and see what explanation they give. If I can find an appropriate Committee in the House to pass the details to, I will do so.  (John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley) (LD), 17 Mar. 2011 Westminster Hall, Column 151WH)

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