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: Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing, Subject access requests: Court of Appeal bolsters right to disclosure of data – Ashley Hurst and Peter Barratt

24 02 2017

data-protectionOn 16 February 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in one of its hotly anticipated forays into data protection law. The decision in Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing LLP ([2017] EWCA Civ 74) reverses a decision by the High Court that the law firm Taylor Wessing had not breached the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) by refusing to carry out searches on grounds of proportionality, legal privilege and improper purpose. Read the rest of this entry »





PJS v NGN: Supreme Court stands behind anonymised celebrity injunction – Ashley Hurst

19 05 2016

Ashley HurstIn what many will see as a shock judgment, the Supreme Court has resisted massive media, internet, and political pressure and upheld an anonymised privacy injunction which protects the identity of a celebrity couple. Read the rest of this entry »