The case of S v S (Application to Prevent Solicitor Acting) [2017] EWHC 2660 (Fam) concerned an application for an injunction to prevent a solicitor from acting for a wife in divorce proceedings when the solicitor had previously met with the agent of the husband as part of a beauty parade. The High Court rejected … Continue reading Court refuses injunction restraining solicitor consulted by husband from acting for wife in divorce proceedings

In Western Avenue Properties Ltd & another v (1) Sadhanh Soni (2) Denning Sotomayor Ltd [2017] EWHC 2650 (QB) the claimants were granted an injunction to prevent their former in-house lawyer from acting for another party who had an interest adverse to the claimants in order to avoid the risk that confidential information might be … Continue reading Injunction prevents former in-house lawyer from acting for a new law firm in a case involving their former employer

In the decision of INEOS Upstream Ltd and others v Persons Unknown and others [2017] EWHC 2945 (Ch) the Court granted a quia timet injunction in relation to anticipated unlawful conduct by protestors. A quia timet injunction is one that restrains wrongful acts which are threatened or imminent but have not yet commenced. The injunction … Continue reading Quia timet injunction granted to restrain anticipated protestors against fracking activities

In All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championship) Ltd v Miller [2017] (unreported) a Wimbledon ticket tout was given a suspended sentence of four months’ imprisonment for failing to comply with an order which required him to provide information regarding the ticket touting transactions he was involved in.  Facts The applicant was the organiser of the … Continue reading Ticket tout handed suspended sentence for failing to comply with court order

In Team Y & R Holdings Hong Kong Ltd and others v Ghossoub and Cavendish Square Holding BV and another v Ghossoub [2017] EWHC 2401 (Comm) the English Court heard an application for an anti-suit injunction that would have restrained the defendant from pursuing unfair prejudice proceedings in Hong Kong against (i) two companies that … Continue reading Court declines to make anti-suit injunction against group companies

In Barclay Pharmaceuticals Ltd v (1) Antoine Mekni (2) Martine Mekni (3) Dorian Mekni (4) Anice Mekni (5) Xiaohui Wang (unreported) [2017] the Claimant obtained judgment against D1 for over £15 million as a result of a fraud. Post judgment, the Claimant obtained a freezing order over D1’s assets and also joined various members of … Continue reading Defendant subject to freezing injunction ordered to disclose source of legal funding

In Dell Emerging Markets (EMEA) Ltd and another v IB Maroc.com SA [2017] EWHC 2397 (Comm), the High Court granted an anti-suit injunction preventing the defendant from pursuing foreign proceedings against an affiliated company of the first claimant. Facts The first claimant, Dell UK, entered into an international distribution agreement (“IDA”) with the defendant, IB … Continue reading COURT GRANTS ANTI-SUIT INJUCTION RESTRAINING FOREIGN PROCEEDINGS AGAINST AN AFFILIATED COMPANY

In Brainbox Digital Ltd v Backboard Media GmbH and another [2017] EWHC 2465 (QB), the court considered whether a freezing injunction obtained by the claimant should be continued and, if so, on what conditions. Facts Brainbox Digital Ltd (“Brainbox”) brought a claim against Backboard Media GMBH (“Backboard”) and Christian Hansen and obtained a freezing injunction … Continue reading High Court has wide discretion as to conditions for continuing freezing injunction

In Dana Gas PJSC v Dana Gas Sukuk Ltd [2017] EWHC 2340 (Comm), the High Court took the unusual approach of allowing a hearing to proceed without the active participation of the Claimant and Defendant due to the existence of an anti-suit injunction issued by the UAE Court. The parties had jointly asked the English … Continue reading As a “last resort” trial proceeds without the participation of the parties due to UAE anti-suit injunction

In two recent decisions, the English Courts have demonstrated their willingness to grant injunctions to prevent a party from relying on legally privileged material belonging to the other party to litigation. Legal professional privilege entitles a client to refuse to disclose confidential advice and communications with their lawyers to third parties (such as the court, … Continue reading Courts order injunctions to prevent the use of privileged material

A blog to report on the important and developing area of the law as it relates to injunctions