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

In Rakesh Sinha v Manoj Saluja (21/2/2018), the Court refused to continue an interim injunction preventing the sale of business premises. The applicant had borrowed money from the respondent and had granted a second charge over his business premises. The respondent sought repayment and appointed a receiver of the premises under a power of appointment … Continue reading Court refuses to continue an interim injunction preventing the sale of business premises

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

2017 has been another busy year for the Courts in considering injunction applications. In this post we look back at some of the most important decisions of the year. In particular, we consider: The use of injunctions regarding threatened strikes by employees Recent issues arising from freezing orders The Court of Appeal comments on the … Continue reading INJUNCTIONS BLOG: THE TOP CASES OF 2017

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

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

A blog to report on the important and developing area of the law as it relates to injunctions