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News: A new jurisdictional gateway for privacy claims – Lucy Middleton

Civil ProcedureThose looking to serve a privacy claim out of the jurisdiction on a non-EU defendant will be interested in the news that a new jurisdictional gateway will soon be inserted into the CPR for claims in breach of confidence and misuse of private information where the relevant acts are committed and/or detriment is suffered within the jurisdiction. The new rule will have effect from 1 October 2015. Continue reading

Case Law: Fairstar Heavy Transport NV v Adkins – Employer entitled to former employee’s business emails

Mr AdkinsAn employer is entitled to an order that a former employee give it access to the content of emails relating to its business affairs held on his personal computer. In Fairstar Heavy Transport NV v Adkins ([2013] EWCA Civ 886) allowed the claimant’s appeal and held that it was entitled to copies of the emails.  The question as to whether the claimant had any proprietary right in the content of the emails did not, on proper analysis, need to be decided. Continue reading

News: A new Guide for Litigants in QBD Interim Applications – Lorna Skinner

QBD GuideOn Friday 11 January the Interim Applications Court of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court issued  “A guide for self-represented litigants”. As many readers will know, the Interim Applications Court (known as ‘Court 37’) deals with applications for orders pending the final trial of a case in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court at the Royal Courts of Justice – in the media context, applications for interim privacy and harassment injunctions. Continue reading

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