We continue to represent the Fourth Defendant in a privacy claim brought by Katie Price. In a judgment on 12 December 2012 Mr Justice Tugendhat described the claim as a “lamentable renewal of civil litigation between Ms Price and Peter Andre (the Third Defendant) which has been a feature of their relationship since their divorce”.
On 16 January 2014 Master McCloud stayed the claim on the basis of the breach of an order to exchange witness statements and ordered it to be struck out if Ms Price did not make an application for relief from sanctions. On 27 February Master McCloud rejected Ms Price’s application to set aside the order of 16 January on the ground that the Master was misled on 16 January.
That leaves Ms Price’s outstanding application for relief from sanctions. It may be of interest because it appears to be the first time since the Court of Appeal decision in Mitchell that a defamation or privacy claim faces being struck out for non-compliance with a court order.