All posts with the tag: Confidentiality

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

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

In Kerry Ingredients (UK) Ltd v Bakkavor Group Ltd and others, the High Court granted an injunction in similar terms to an earlier interim injunction for misuse of confidential information under the springboard doctrine, on the basis that the defendant had gained a head start in product development by using the claimant’s confidential information, equivalent … Continue reading Application of springboard doctrine in calculating duration of injunction preventing misuse of confidential information

Today, the Supreme Court is considering whether the Court of Appeal was right to set aside an interim injunction preventing The Sun on Sunday from publishing an article regarding the extra-marital sexual encounters of a celebrity. The injunction will remain in place until the end of the hearing, at which the Supreme Court will decide … Continue reading PJS v News Group Newspapers: Supreme Court today considering whether to lift celebrity privacy injunction

This is the latest of the BTA Bank/Ablyazov cases on interim relief.  Mr Justice Phillips held that a confidentiality regime, whereby disclosure under a worldwide freezing injunction was to be given only to solicitors “directly concerned with the case” and instructed counsel, overcame the defendant’s claim to privilege against self-incrimination.  The defendant was therefore ordered … Continue reading Confidentiality club defeats self-incrimination exception under freezing order

On 18 December 2015, Sir Michael Tugendhat, sitting as a Judge of the High Court, awarded injunctions restraining the Defendants, Independent Print Limited and Evening Standard Limited, from using information that was subject to legal professional privilege (“LPP”) after a private hearing (Lachaux v  (1) Independent Print Limited (2) Evening Standard Ltd). The Claimant, Mr … Continue reading Injunctions granted in libel proceedings to protect legal professional privilege

In Arthur J Gallagher Services UK Ltd & Ors v Skriptchenkov & Ors, the first defendant was a former senior employee who had joined a rival company – Portsoken (the second defendant). Gallagher claimed that Portsoken staff members had retained documents containing confidential information belonging to the claimants. It claimed the information – including names … Continue reading Court grants an interim injunction ordering imaging and deletion of confidential information

On Thursday 4 February, Olswang hosted a cross-disciplinary seminar, chaired by High Court judge, Mr Justice Birss, on the changing face of injunctions in the age of the internet and mass data. With contributions from experts in intellectual property, digital litigation, commercial litigation and employment law, the discussion covered a range of new developments, with … Continue reading Injunctions in the digital age