There is no free standing tort of breach of privacy in English law and this is where the complex nature of these cases comes into play and where Annecto Legal’s network of experienced solicitors prove invaluable.
When suing for invasion of privacy, you can investigate whether anything that was private and yet has been made public about you was discovered illegally, for example through torts such as nuisance, harassment, trespassing or defamation.
If it was, then you can sue for compensation linked to those acts, rather than a breach of privacy.
But can I sue for invasion of privacy?
Technically, yes. Over the years UK courts have developed the law of confidence to protect individuals against breaches of privacy committed by private companies, such as media organisations.
Are you considering suing for invasion of privacy? Privacy law is a constantly shifting and evolving area but with Annecto Legal’s network of specialist privacy solicitors on your side you have the best possible chance of success – click here to find out more about the legal and funding options available to you.