Reference: Application No. 73579/10
Court: European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section) Date of Judgment: 14 Jan 2014 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has upheld the decision of the Finnish Supreme Court that a biography, featuring details about the defendants’ past relationship with the ex-Prime Minister, Matti Vanhanen, was a breach of privacy. The book, ostensibly about Susan Ruusunen’s own experience of dating the Prime Minister whilst he was still in office,
Prior to the implementation of the Jackson reforms on 1 April 2013, discussion about the potential effects was focussed firmly on the changes to the rules governing litigation funding and costs management in general. However, it is the reforms to the courts’ case management powers that have already brought about fundamental changes, the serious consequences of which have forced litigators to sit up and pay attention. Fundamentally, the overriding objective set out in CPR 1.1.