In the case of (1) Linklaters LLP (2) Linklaters Business Services v Frank Mellish [2019] EWHC 177 (QB) the High Court granted an interim injunction in favour of the law firm Linklaters to prevent a former employee from revealing confidential information about the firm and its employees. The defendant’s employment contract contained a confidentiality clause … Continue reading Law firm obtains an interim injunction to prevent a former employee from disclosing confidential information relating to internal complaints made by women at the firm

In Mobile Telecommunications Co KSC v HRH Prince Hussam bin Abdulaziz au Saud [2018] EWHC 3749 (Comm) a Saudi prince (“the Prince”) was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment by the English Commercial Court for breaching an anti-suit injunction. Mobile Communications (“MT”) obtained an arbitration award in arbitration proceedings relating to a loan agreement. The Prince … Continue reading SAUDI PRINCE SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT FOR BREACHING AN ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION

Permission granted to discontinue proceedings subject to an interim injunction after the proceedings became redundant due to the intervention of a third party On 29 January 2019, the High Court granted an application by Sir Philip Greene (“SPG”) and others to discontinue their claim for an injunction against Telegraph Media Group Ltd (the “Telegraph”). The … Continue reading Permission granted to discontinue proceedings subject to an interim injunction after the proceedings became redundant due to the intervention of a third party

In Freshasia Foods Limited v Jing Lu [2018] EWHC 3644, the High Court considered the relevant factors to be taken into account when deciding whether to grant an injunction sought by the claimant company against a former employee, on the basis of non-solicitation and non-compete clauses in the former employee’s employment contract. The claimant argued … Continue reading Limited non-solicitation injunction granted but non-compete injunction dismissed: matters to be taken into account when considering such applications

In Q Ltd v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2018] EWHC 3637 (QB), the High Court confirmed the correct test to be applied when deciding whether to grant an interim injunction pending an application for a full injunction prior to an appeal to the First Tier Tax Tribunal (“FTT”). The applicant in … Continue reading Court confirms that the “balance of convenience” test is the correct one for a short interim injunction pending an application for a full injunction

In Secretary of State for Justice v Prison Officers’ Association [2018] EWHC 2897 (QB), the High Court confirmed that on the balance of convenience a prior interim injunction preventing the trade union from inducing or instructing prison officers to take industrial action should be continued. The Secretary of State had previously obtained a permanent injunction … Continue reading Court continues an interim injunction restraining a trade union from inducing or instructing prison officers to take industrial action at a prison

On 23 October 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment granting an interim injunction to restrain a newspaper from publishing information that may have been procured in breach of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. In doing so, it allowed the Claimants’ appeal and overturned the decision of the lower court. The decision is reported under … Continue reading Interim injunction granted to restrain a newspaper from publishing information that may have been procured in breach of a Non-Disclosure Agreement

In CMOC Sales & Marketing Limited v Persons Unknown & 30 Others [2018] EWHC 2230 (Comm), the High Court confirmed that it has jurisdiction to grant a worldwide freezing injunction against “persons unknown”. This is the first reported judgment regarding this relief which refers to the Court having granted an interim worldwide freezing order against … Continue reading Court confirms that a Worldwide Freezing Injunction can be granted against “persons unknown”

Discharge of freezing injunction; application discharged when significant piece of information during without notice application was not disclosed Fundo Soberano De Angola (“FSDA”), the sovereign wealth fund of the Republic of Angola, and seven of its subsidiaries applied for the continuation of a worldwide freezing and proprietary injunction against Jose Filomeno Dos Santos & 20 … Continue reading Fundo Soberano De Angola and others v Santos and others (2018) EWHC 2199 (Comm)

Application for continuation of a freezing injunction; application discharged when significant piece of information during without notice application was not disclosed Galagaev & Ors (“Galagaev”) had been investors in a Russian bank and applied for the continuation of a freezing order in the High Court against the defendants Ananyev & Ors (“Ananyev”), which had been … Continue reading GALAGAEV & ORS v ANANYEV & ORS (2018) QBD (Comm)

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