Simons Muirhead 2-0 Schillings: McClaren privacy bid against The Sun fails

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  • Why would any sportsman in their right mind go to John Terry's lawyer?

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  • Is anyone in the slightest bit interested in whether Steve McLaren had an affair?

    Schillings should have warned their client of the Streisand Effect and by Monday morning the whole thing would have blown-over.

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  • It's a pity that the writer of this article seems to have been so desperate to include insipid football puns that he or she forgot to comment on the balance between press freedom and the right to privacy and indeed doesn't seem to have offered any interpretation or commentary or legal background that would have made this article worth reading. It's even more embarrasing that the author presented this as a victory by one law firm over another. The readers of The Lawyer are not academics, but we're not 10 year old kids either.

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  • How is a moderately successful football manager's affair "in the public interest?" Genuine question. I can see how you could argue that McClaren has no right to keep it a secret, but I can't see how you could ever apply the phrase "public interest" to such a meaningless story.

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  • Personally, unless the matter is one of national security or involving a minor, I see no legal, social or other reason for stopping the publishing of any written information that it is true.
    Isn't that the meaning of a free press? Perhaps we should simply be less worried about people having affairs? After all, the wife will know, so what difference does it make if everyone else knows? Who cares, really?

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  • @washington post - I see what you mean and after mulling it over, am inclined to agree. I just can't get my head around why anyone reads these stories and finds them interesting.

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