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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 Gulf Air BSC v One Inflight Ltd and others [2018] EWHC 1019 (Comm), several defendants failed to have freezing orders against them set aside on the basis there was a failure to establish a risk of dissipation of assets. In April 2015, Gulf Air entered into a contact for in-flight entertainment services with Global … Continue reading High Court rejects application to set aside freezing orders in Gulf Air Fraud Case

In Akcine Bendrove Bankas Snoras v Antonov, the Commercial Court had to consider the interpretation of a standard undertaking given in support of a worldwide freezing order (the WFO) obtained by a Lithuanian Bank against two former directors, not to seek to enforce the WFO outside of England and Wales nor to seek an order … Continue reading Undertakings as part of worldwide freezing orders will be construed narrowly

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 Lederer & Anor v Allsop LLP (13/03/2018) the court refused to continue an injunction preventing the sale of a property on the grounds that it was in nobody’s interests to delay a sale. The property was owned by the second claimant company (C2), the registered proprietor. The first claimant (C1) was a student who … Continue reading Court refuses to continue an interim injunction restraining the sale of a property

In Owners of the Ship “Al Khattiya” v Owners and/or Demise Charterers of the Ship “Jag Laadki” [2018] EWHC 389, the court considered an application to stay proceedings on forum non conveniens grounds and to set aside an anti-suit injunction. The basic facts were as follows: • The defendant (D) admitted liability after a collision … Continue reading English Court refuses to set aside anti-suit injunction

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

High Court refuses to grant a mandatory injunction compelling an unwilling supplier to recommence its supply of goods and services under a disputed contract. In Vibrant Doors Ltd v Rohen UK Ltd [Unreported] (15/03/2018), the claimant applied for a mandatory injunction requiring the defendant to continue making supplies for at least six months under the … Continue reading High Court refuses to grant a mandatory injunction compelling an unwilling supplier to recommence its supply of goods and services under a disputed contract

In two recent cases, injunctions have been used by local authorities to restrain travellers from camping on council owned land. In Waltham Forest London Borough Council v Persons Unknown (12/1/2018), the Court decided it was just and proportionate to grant a three-year final borough-wide injunction preventing travellers from encamping on any green spaces. The travellers’ … Continue reading Injunctions used by local authorities to restrain travellers

A company applied for a worldwide freezing order against “persons unknown”. The application related to an alleged fraud which had been committed by unknown persons infiltrating the email account of one of the company’s senior management. Those persons then impersonated the senior manager to send payment instructions to other staff. As a result, a number … Continue reading Court grants a worldwide freezing order against “persons unknown” in connection with an alleged fraud