Case Law: Linklaters LLP v Mellish, Protecting confidential information in the open – Alexander Vakil

12 02 2019

In a judgment of 5 February 2019, Mr Justice Warby granted Linklaters an interim non-disclosure injunction against a former employee and set a return date hearing (which was heard yesterday). Following the return date hearing, the continuation of the injunction was not opposed and the case was stood over until 22 February 2019, when a further hearing has been scheduled. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Brevan Howard v Reuters, Gagging order upheld by the Court of Appeal in breach of confidence case- Louise Turner

12 07 2017

The news agency, Reuters, has lost its appeal against an injunction, which prevented it from reporting leaked confidential and commercially sensitive information concerning a leading global alternative asset manager, Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Brevan Howard blocks publication of confidential information by Reuters – Media Lawyer

31 03 2017

Information which was sent to international news agency Reuters was protected by a requirement of confidentiality because it was almost certainly taken from documents sent to potential professional investors by a major hedge fund management company, a High Court judge has held. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Comment: R (Ingenious Media Holdings plc and another) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, HMRC “Off the Record” briefing was a breach of confidence – Dan Tench

21 10 2016

ingenious-group-255x90In the case of R (Ingenious Media) v HMRC ([2016] UKSC 54) UK Supreme Court held that information provided by taxpayers to HMRC is confidential and that HMRC acted unlawfully by disclosing such information to journalists. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Warwickshire County Council v Matalia, Injunction to prevent publication of 11+ information – Iona Millership

26 04 2015

Warwickshire-County-CouncilIn Warwickshire County Council v Matalia ([2015] EWHC B4 (Ch)), Warwickshire County Council was granted an injunction by the High Court to prevent the defendant, Mr Matalia, from publishing information about the Birmingham 11 + exam to a website registered to him. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law, Vestergaard Frandsen v Bestnet Europe: breach of confidence requires knowledge – Hugh Tomlinson QC

7 06 2013

vestergaard-logo In the case of Vestergaard Frandsen A/S & Ors v Bestnet Europe Ltd & Ors ([2013] UKSC 31) the Supreme Court considered the scope of the duty of confidence.  It held that an action for breach of confidence is based ultimately on conscience and that a person can only be liable if they agree or know that the information being used is confidential. Read the rest of this entry »

New Zealand: Earthquake Commission v Unknown Defendants, Interim injunction against EQC blogger – Steven Price

14 04 2013

the_earthquake_commission_eqc_full_size_landscapeI feel as if I write this same thing about once every year. Someone rushes to court to get an injunction preventing the release of information. It’s based on breach of confidence. Here it’s the Earthquake Commission seeking to prevent the release of a database containing assessments about 83,000 Christchurch claims. Read the rest of this entry »