In this article John Gould comments on the decision of the European Court in the case brought by Max Mosley and more generally on the democratic limitations of the Common Law. The article explains super-injunctions and the balancing of the rights to privacy and freedom of expression. The consequences of the abuse of parliamentary privilege and the internet for the rule of law are considered. This article first appeared in the Managing Partner magazine (July/August edition).

Democracy and the Law - Managing Partner Magazine - July 2011.pdf