In Arthur J Gallagher Services UK Ltd & Ors v Skriptchenkov & Ors, the first defendant was a former senior employee who had joined a rival company – Portsoken (the second defendant). Gallagher claimed that Portsoken staff members had retained documents containing confidential information belonging to the claimants. It claimed the information – including names … Continue reading Court grants an interim injunction ordering imaging and deletion of confidential information

In Stretchline v H&M the High Court denied injunctive relief to prevent further infringement of a patent in a case relating to breach of a settlement agreement. Background The action was originally commenced as an action for breach of the settlement agreement and patent infringement.  The infringing products in question were undergarments, primarily bras, which … Continue reading Breach of Settlement Agreement: High Court Denies Injunctive Relief to Prevent Further Infringement of Patent

In Arcadia Petroleum Ltd v Bosworth, the High Court granted permission for steps to be taken in Switzerland and Lebanon to enforce a worldwide freezing order (WFO) against defendants, who were alleged to have committed widespread fraud. The judgment illustrates how the Dadourian guidelines (established in Dadourian Group International Inc v Simms and others [2006] … Continue reading Permission granted to enforce worldwide freezing order with protections for respondent

The decision of Mr Justice Peter Smith in Sports Direct International plc v Rangers International Football Club plc and another [2016] EWHC 85 (Ch) to refuse to commit the respondent for contempt for alleged breach of an injunction shows the caution that the court will sometimes show when it comes to seeking to enforce injunctive … Continue reading A level playing field for contempt – Sports Direct International v Rangers

On Thursday 4 February, Olswang hosted a cross-disciplinary seminar, chaired by High Court judge, Mr Justice Birss, on the changing face of injunctions in the age of the internet and mass data. With contributions from experts in intellectual property, digital litigation, commercial litigation and employment law, the discussion covered a range of new developments, with … Continue reading Injunctions in the digital age