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Tag: Breach of Confidence

News: Trade Union refused injunction requiring Reel News to take down video alleging sexual harassment of former employee

Court rejects TSSA injunction request over sexual harassment allegations – SKWAWKBOXOn 11 May 2022 Lane J dismissed an application for an interim injunction against Reel News, a London based activist video collective using film to help bring about social change, and journalist Shaun Dey, requiring them  to take down a video in which a former employee, Claire Laycock, made serious allegations of sexual harassment at the Transport and Salaried Staffs Association (“TSSA”)

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

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. Continue reading

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

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. Continue reading

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