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Case Law: Brevan Howard v Reuters, Injunction granted against news agency in breach of confidentiality claim – Edmund Roper

In Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP v Reuters Limited and others, [2017] EWHC 644 (QB) Popplewell J granted an application for an interim non-disclosure order preventing the publication or use by a news agency of information contained in documents supplied by Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP (“BHAM”) to 36 potential professional investors. Continue reading

Court makes final order as parties agree settlement in “celebrity threesome” injunction case. PJS v News Group Newspapers – Nick Dyson

Following the Supreme Court’s decision on 19 May 2016 to uphold the PJS injunction preventing the media from naming the celebrity and their partner involved in an alleged threesome at the end of 2011, the High Court has approved an agreed final order in the action for breach of confidence and misuse of private information ([2016] EWHC 2770 (QB)). Continue reading

Case Law: ERY v Associated Newspapers, Privacy injunction extended to prevent publication of police investigation information – Iona Millership

mail-on-sundayOn 4 November, Mr Justice Nicol handed down an anonymised judgment in ERY v Associated Newspapers Limited ([2016] EWHC 2760 (QB)).  It focuses on two important issues.  First, the necessary likelihood of the matters sought to be restrained by an injunction.  Second, the extent to which police investigations into individuals give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy and thus the reporting of them subject to legal restraint. Continue reading

Case Law: AB Bank v Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Court refuses to permit service of Norwich Pharmacal order out of jurisdiction – David Whitehead

ab-bankIn AB Bank Ltd v Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC ([2016] EWHC 2082 (Comm)), Teare J set aside a Norwich Pharmacal Order (“NPO”) made against a bank in the UAE on the basis that the court had no jurisdiction to serve the order on the bank out of the jurisdiction because none of the permitted jurisdictional gateways under Practice Direction 6B to the Civil Procedure Rules were applicable. Continue reading

Case Law: CA and others v NGN, EAT examines the effect of restricted reporting order following withdrawal of a claim – Rob Armstrong

employment-appeals-tribunalAn employment tribunal may make an order preventing or restricting the public disclosure of any aspect of proceedings so far as it considers necessary in the interests of justice in order to protect the rights of relevant individuals under the European Convention on Human Rights – in the case below, the right to respect for private and family life. Continue reading

Case Law: Power Places Tours v Free Spirit, US residents obtain injunction to prevent online harassment – Iona Millership

ppt_logo3_full (1)The High Court has granted injunctions to US claimants in relation to two closely related applications. The case (Power Places Tours Inc and others v Free Spirit and another) is unusual as one of the injunctions granted was to protect US residents from being harassed online by an individual, notwithstanding that they did not appear to have any special connection to the jurisdiction or to have suffered any detriment within it. Continue reading

Case Law: Lachaux v Independent Print, Injunction in libel proceedings to protect legal privilege – Emma Cross

Afsana-and-Bruno-Lachaux-280460On 18 December 2015, Sir Michael Tugendhat, sitting as a Judge of the High Court, granted injunctions restraining the Defendants, Independent Print Limited and Evening Standard Limited, from using information that was subject to legal professional privilege (“LPP”) after a private hearing (Lachaux v  Independent Print Limited). Continue reading

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