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

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

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