Case Law: NPV v QEL, High Court allows service of injunction by text message in blackmail case – Alex Cochrane

25 04 2018

The High Court has made an order in the anonymised case of NPV v QEL & ZED [2018] EWHC 703 (QB) allowing for service of an injunction by text message.  The case involves claims for misuse of private information and harassment in respect of an alleged blackmail attempt. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: ABC v Google Inc, Some procedural reminders for those seeking to enforce “the right to delist”

4 02 2018

The judgment in ABC v Google Inc ([2018] EWHC 137 (QB)),  handed down on 1 February 2018, provides some useful procedural reminders for individuals seeking to the Courts to enforce the “right to delist” (otherwise known as the “right to be forgotten”) against Google. Read the rest of this entry »

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

18 08 2015

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Defamation Procedure: Guidelines for dealing with issues relating to “serious harm” – Lorna Skinner

6 08 2015

Defamation Act 2013In his recent decision in Lachaux v Independent Print ([2015] EWHC 2242 (QB)) Mr Justice Warby considered a number of procedural matters which arise in defamation cases where there is an issue as to whether there has been “serious harm to reputation” as required by section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013.  Read the rest of this entry »

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

23 09 2013

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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

15 01 2013

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. Read the rest of this entry »