In Ecobank Transnational Inc v Tanoh, the Commercial Court confirmed the court’s power to grant anti-enforcement injunctions as a means to prevent a defendant from enforcing a foreign judgment or award in England.  However, it declined to grant an injunction in this case due to the applicant’s unnecessary delay in seeking to restrain the enforcement … Continue reading High Court confirms courts’ power to grant anti-enforcement injunctions

Over the years, the courts have been willing to allow service of legal proceedings via Facebook (AKO Capital LLP and another v TFS Derivatives and others (2012)) and Twitter (Blaney v Persons Unknown (2009)), in circumstances where the claimant has been unable to locate the defendant in order to serve him through more traditional means.  … Continue reading Service of proceedings via Instagram

In Smith & Nephew Plc v ConvaTec Technologies Inc the Court of Appeal granted a stay of a final injunction pending an application to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal. ConvaTec owns a patent concerned with a process for the silverisation of gel-forming fibres used in wound dressings.  The patent has a long and … Continue reading Court of Appeal stays injunction pending application for permission to appeal in patent infringement case