Category Archives: Commercial Litigation

In Canary Wharf Investments Ltd & Others v Brewer and Others (23/02/2018), interim injunctions were granted to prevent “urban explorers” trespassing on the Canary Wharf estate where they had been climbing on buildings, cranes and accessing restricted areas. The six named defendants were “urban explorers” who climbed buildings and cranes in the area and posted … Continue reading Interim injunction granted against “urban explorers” for trespassing at Canary Wharf

In Aquinas Education Ltd v (1) Dorian Miller (2) Max Pembleton (3) Charles Anthony Gatter (4) Link3 Recruitment Ltd [2018] EWHC 404 (QB), the court refused to award the claimant a springboard injunction citing that the claimant was unable to establish that the defendants had a continuing benefit from unlawfully obtained information. The claimant was … Continue reading Claimant’s failure to demonstrate an ongoing advantage results in court’s refusal of springboard injunction

In Frank Industries Pty Ltd v Nike Retail BV & Others (02/03/2018), the owner of the trade mark “LNDR” used on upmarket activewear for ladies was granted an interim injunction to prevent the Nike group using “LDNR” as part of their “Nothing beats a Londoner” promotional campaign. The claimant sold upmarket active wear for ladies … Continue reading Interim injunction granted to restrain use of trademark

In Re a Company (No 5245 of 2017) [2018] EWHC 275 (Ch), the High Court granted an injunction to restrain presentation of a winding up petition where the debtor had a genuine and serious cross-claim that exceeded the value of the debt. The Company (D) had been served with various statutory demands by a former … Continue reading Injunction granted to restrain presentation of winding up petition where debtor had a genuine and serious cross-claim

In Great Station Properties SA & Another v UMS Holding Ltd & Others the Commercial Court relied on findings of fact in an arbitration holding there to be sufficient evidence of risk of dissipation to grant a Worldwide Freezing Order (“WFO”). The original case concerned two disputes following the breakdown of the commercial relationship between … Continue reading Findings of fact in an arbitration can amount to sufficient evidence for the High Court to grant a Worldwide Freezing Order

In Baxendale-Walker v Bay Trust International [Unreported] (19/12/17), the High Court refused to grant interim relief to prevent the defendant trustee from dealing with trust assets. The claimant had set up a number of offshore trusts and the defendant was a Belize trust company which was trustee of a number of the trusts. The claimant … Continue reading High Court refuses to grant interim relief to prevent a trustee from dealing with trust assets

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