Category Archives: Employment

In the case of (1) Linklaters LLP (2) Linklaters Business Services v Frank Mellish [2019] EWHC 177 (QB) the High Court granted an interim injunction in favour of the law firm Linklaters to prevent a former employee from revealing confidential information about the firm and its employees. The defendant’s employment contract contained a confidentiality clause … Continue reading Law firm obtains an interim injunction to prevent a former employee from disclosing confidential information relating to internal complaints made by women at the firm

In Secretary of State for Justice v Prison Officers’ Association [2018] EWHC 2897 (QB), the High Court confirmed that on the balance of convenience a prior interim injunction preventing the trade union from inducing or instructing prison officers to take industrial action should be continued. The Secretary of State had previously obtained a permanent injunction … Continue reading Court continues an interim injunction restraining a trade union from inducing or instructing prison officers to take industrial action at a prison

On 23 October 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment granting an interim injunction to restrain a newspaper from publishing information that may have been procured in breach of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. In doing so, it allowed the Claimants’ appeal and overturned the decision of the lower court. The decision is reported under … Continue reading Interim injunction granted to restrain a newspaper from publishing information that may have been procured in breach of a Non-Disclosure Agreement

The claimant, a recruitment agency specialising in the supply of nursing staff to NHS hospitals, sought an interim injunction against a former employee and competitor companies to prevent further alleged breaches of confidentiality obligations and post-termination restraints. The first defendant was a senior recruitment consultant, employed by the claimant. During the four years in which … Continue reading Interim Injunction granted to prevent further breaches of an employee’s non-compete contractual provisions ahead of trial

An interim injunction was sought from the claimant to lift his suspension of employment at the defendant university. The claimant was the head of science and technology at the university but was suspended and barred from access to his work email account because of complaints about his relationship with colleagues. A review found that he … Continue reading Interim injunction refused for claimant suspended by university during the course of his employment

In UK Mission Enterprise Limited v Peter Lendvai [Unreported], the High Court granted an interim injunction against a former employee who had threatened to disclose confidential client information following his dismissal. The company provided support to members of the Dubai government and its royal family when they were in the UK. Some employees had access … Continue reading High Court grants interim injunction against former employee who threatened to disclose confidential client information

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 Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd v British Airline Pilots Association the court refused to grant an interim injunction preventing strike action by a trade union. The British Airline Pilots Association (“BALPA”) were in a dispute with Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd (“Thomas Cook”) over the pay and conditions of the pilots it employed. BALPA union members … Continue reading Interim injunction preventing pilots’ strike refused

In MTP Group Ltd v Peel and others the court dismissed (i) an application for a springboard injunction to prevent the defendants gaining a competitive advantage through dealing or contracting with particular customers; and (ii) a permanent injunction that sought to enforce the defendant’s confidentiality obligations to prevent the alleged misuse of confidential information. The … Continue reading High Court dismisses springboard injunction application in breach of confidentiality claim

The Inner House recently set out that the first and most important consideration in determining whether to grant interim interdict (injunction) is whether the party seeking interdict has made a prima facie case of entitlement to that remedy. (Co-authored with Lorraine Walkinshaw) Interim Interdict The criteria for the grant of interim interdict is set down … Continue reading Reconsideration of first principles: Interdict applications in Scotland