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Yes. Thank you. That moves to the next point, Mr Kampfner. Prior notification, bottom of 54668. You address Mr Mosley's evidence and make the point that in your view prior notification could lead to injunctions stifling a significant amount of investigative journalism.

Could I seek to put the point in this way, perhaps: that particularly in privacy cases, genie out of the bottle argument, the harm is done, one could say prior notification should be the general rule, but that would always leave open the possibility for exceptions. One such exemption might be precisely the sort of case you're addressing at the bottom of 54668, where there's concern that an injunction would be improperly gained on imperfect information, causing lasting harm. Would you agree with that formulation?

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