This is the latest of the BTA Bank/Ablyazov cases on interim relief.  Mr Justice Phillips held that a confidentiality regime, whereby disclosure under a worldwide freezing injunction was to be given only to solicitors “directly concerned with the case” and instructed counsel, overcame the defendant’s claim to privilege against self-incrimination.  The defendant was therefore ordered … Continue reading Confidentiality club defeats self-incrimination exception under freezing order

On 18 December 2015, Sir Michael Tugendhat, sitting as a Judge of the High Court, awarded 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  (1) Independent Print Limited (2) Evening Standard Ltd). The Claimant, Mr … Continue reading Injunctions granted in libel proceedings to protect legal professional privilege

We recently reported (see here) on the first case of its kind under the newly expanded UK regime for competition damages claims, which saw the first application to the CAT for an injunction under section 47A of the Competition Act 1998. That case settled (see here) in January before the CAT could hear the injunction … Continue reading New injunction application brought before the Competition Appeal Tribunal

In Counted4 Community Interest Company v Sunderland City Council, the High Court has refused an application brought by Sunderland City Council (the “Council”) to lift the automatic suspension of the award of a contract to The Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (“NTW”) (see here). The High Court concluded that the balance of convenience … Continue reading Refusal to lift automatic suspension on award of contract for substance misuse services

In the second case brought by Cartier against ISPs (Cartier International Ltd and another v British Telecommunications plc and others), HHJ Hacon, sitting as a judge of the High Court, granted a website blocking injunction, requiring the ISPs to block access to websites that were selling goods that infringed Cartier’s trade mark rights. The claimants … Continue reading High Court grants blocking injunction against ISPs to prevent further trade mark infringement

In Ecobank Transnational Incorporated v Tanoh, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider the Commercial Court’s decision to refuse an anti-enforcement injunction against two foreign judgments. Practical implications This case provides a useful reminder of the factors that will be relevant to the court’s discretion when considering anti-enforcement injunctions. Applicants should be aware of … Continue reading Court of Appeal considers the role of comity and delay in the context of anti-enforcement injunctions