A judgment in the claim of Affinity Financial Awareness Ltd and anr v Ferguson and ors tantalisingly suggests that we may finally have a decision on enforceability of post-termination restrictive covenants against self-employed contractors.  The full hearing is listed for November 2016 and, absent pre-trial settlement within the next month, the court’s decision may prove … Continue reading Potential for clarity on enforceability of post-termination restrictions against consultants

In Gerald Metals SA v Timis, Mrs Justice Rose granted an on notice application under CPR 25.1(1)(g) requiring the provision of information about assets that might be the subject of a freezing order.  In doing so she confirmed there was no reason to depart from the two stage test applied in previous case law: Has … Continue reading Court confirms approach to CPR 25.1(1)(g) application for information on assets

In McFadden v Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) has ruled that providers of free WiFi networks are not liable for copyright infringement committed by third parties using their network. Background Tobias McFadden owned a lighting and sound system store and, using the services of a telecommunications … Continue reading CJEU rules provider of free WiFi not liable for copyright infringement by network users

On 8th September 2016, Mr Justice Arnold handed down his decision in Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co Ltd. v AbbVie Biotechnology Limited and AbbVie Limited, refusing to strike out or summarily judge Fujifim’s claims for an Arrow declaration and anti-suit injunction against AbbVie Bermuda and its UK subsidiary AbbVie UK (collectively “AbbVie”).  The case has … Continue reading High Court refuses to strike out claim for Arrow declaration and anti-suit injunction