In Poole Borough Council v GN and Another the Supreme Court considered whether a local authority, in the exercise of its social service functions, owed a duty of care to protect the claimants from harm caused by a third party.
These injunctions were ordered to prevent unlawful protest action against the Ineos Group, known for fracking and shale gas extraction activities.
This judgment clarifies the role of the judge at each stage in determining the meaning of words central to a claim of defamation.
In the cause WF 
The Court of Session in Scotland recognised a person’s right under Article 8 ECHR to be heard in opposition to the disclosure of confidential records.
Privacy, private life and the press (Articles 8, 10 ECHR)
On 28 January 2015, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5 – 2 majority that police could not be liable in negligence to members of the public.
On 13 July 2011, the Supreme Court rule by a majority that the courts had no power to adopt a procedure allowing the use of secret evidence in civil trials unless parliamentary legislation directly allowed it.