Case Law: AB Bank v Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Court refuses to permit service of Norwich Pharmacal order out of jurisdiction – David Whitehead

20 10 2016

ab-bankIn AB Bank Ltd v Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC ([2016] EWHC 2082 (Comm)), Teare J set aside a Norwich Pharmacal Order (“NPO”) made against a bank in the UAE on the basis that the court had no jurisdiction to serve the order on the bank out of the jurisdiction because none of the permitted jurisdictional gateways under Practice Direction 6B to the Civil Procedure Rules were applicable. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Comment: Various Claimants v News Group Newspapers, an extension of “Norwich Pharmacal” – Eloise Le Santo

9 08 2013

Police and HackingIn an important ruling in the phone hacking litigation ([2013] EWHC 2119 (Ch)), the new managing judge, Mann J held that Norwich Pharmacal disclosure could be ordered against the Metropolitan Police despite the fact that they did not “participate” in the original wrongdoing. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Phone Hacking, Judge orders “Operation Pinetree” disclosure despite opposition by News Group

13 07 2013

News-International-007The new managing judge in the phone hacking litigation, Mr Justice Mann, handed down an important judgment on Friday 12 July 2013.  He allowed an application by the claimants for disclosure by the police in relation to the new “Operation Pinetree”. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: RFU v Viagogo, Norwich Pharmacal Jurisdiction Re-Stated – Louise Lambert

27 11 2012

The recent judgment of the Supreme Court inThe Rugby Football Union v Consolidated Information Services Limited (formerly Viagogo Limited) [2012] UKSC 55 provides a forceful restatement by the highest authority in this jurisdiction of the court’s power to grant third party disclosure orders under the principle originally laid down by the House of Lords in Norwich Pharmacal Co v Customs & Excise Commissioners [1974] AC 133.

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