Category Archives: Media

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

Permission granted to discontinue proceedings subject to an interim injunction after the proceedings became redundant due to the intervention of a third party On 29 January 2019, the High Court granted an application by Sir Philip Greene (“SPG”) and others to discontinue their claim for an injunction against Telegraph Media Group Ltd (the “Telegraph”). The … Continue reading Permission granted to discontinue proceedings subject to an interim injunction after the proceedings became redundant due to the intervention of a third party

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

In F v BBC (2018), a former police officer applied for relief restraining the broadcast by the respondent BBC of an interview of him recorded near his home. In 2003, the applicant (A) had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal, theft and gross misconduct in public office as, while he was the investigating officer in … Continue reading A former police officer was entitled to an interim injunction restraining the BBC from broadcasting on television an interview that highlighted his criminal past

In Clarkson Plc v Person or Persons Unknown [2018] EWHC 417 (QB), the court granted the claimant’s application for a final injunction by way of default judgment without holding a hearing. The unknown defendants had illegally obtained sensitive IT information belonging to the claimant, a shipping company, and had threatened to disclose this information unless … Continue reading Court derogates from the “open justice” principle and grants a final injunction without a hearing

In Singh v Weayou [2017] EWHC 2102 (QB), the High Court granted injunctive relief for a period of five years, restraining the defendant from further publishing or causing to be published the words complained of or any other words to the same or similar effect which are false and/or defamatory of the claimant. Background The … Continue reading SINGH V WEAYOU – HIGH COURT GRANTS A FIVE YEAR INJUNCTION RESTRAINING THE PUBLISHING OF FURTHER DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS

In Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP v Reuters Limited and others, Mr Justice Popplewell in the High Court granted an application for an interim non-disclosure order preventing the publication or use by a news agency of information contained in documents supplied by Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP (“BHAM”) to 36 potential professional investors. Facts The … Continue reading High Court grants interim injunction against news agency in breach of confidentiality claim

Following the Supreme Court’s decision on 19 May 2016 to uphold the PJS injunction preventing the media from naming the celebrity and their partner involved in an alleged threesome at the end of 2011, the High Court has approved an agreed final order in the action for breach of confidence and misuse of private information. … Continue reading High Court makes final order as parties agree settlement in “celebrity threesome” injunction case: PJS v Newsgroup Newspapers

In Heythrop Zoological Gardens Limited (t/a Amazing Animals) and another v Captive Animals Protection Society, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court refused to grant an interim injunction preventing publication of photographs and videos taken by animal rights campaigners.  It held there was an insufficient likelihood that the claimant zoo would obtain a final injunction at trial … Continue reading IPEC refuses to grant interim injunction against animal rights campaigners

On 28 September 2016, Mrs Justice Whipple continued an injunction preventing “person(s) unknown” from using material obtained from Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account (Middleton and another v Person or Persons Unknown). The Sun reported that they had alerted Ms Middleton to the hack after being contacted by an anonymous individual who purported to have 3,000 images … Continue reading Pippa Middleton granted injunction against “person(s) unknown” following iCloud hack