News Group fails to overturn Goodwin injunction

A High Court judge today refused to lift an order banning journalists naming a woman with whom former bank boss Sir Fred Goodwin had an “extra-marital affair”.

Lawyers from News Group Newspapers – publishers of The Sun and News of the World – asked Mr Justice Tugendhat earlier this month to lift the privacy injunction imposed earlier this year.

Their application was opposed by lawyers representing the woman – a former colleague of Goodwin’s.

The Goodwin injunction was partially lifted on 19 May to allow publication of Sir Fred’s name, but not details of the alleged relationship and the name of the woman said to be involved.

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