Case Law: Brevan Howard v Reuters, Injunction granted against news agency in breach of confidentiality claim – Edmund Roper

21 04 2017

In Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP v Reuters Limited and others, [2017] EWHC 644 (QB) Popplewell J 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. Read the rest of this entry »





Court makes final order as parties agree settlement in “celebrity threesome” injunction case. PJS v News Group Newspapers – Nick Dyson

27 11 2016

Following the Supreme Court’s decision on 19 May 2016 to uphold the PJS injunction preventing the media from naming the celebrity and their partner involved in an alleged threesome at the end of 2011, the High Court has approved an agreed final order in the action for breach of confidence and misuse of private information ([2016] EWHC 2770 (QB)). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: ERY v Associated Newspapers, Privacy injunction extended to prevent publication of police investigation information – Iona Millership

16 11 2016

mail-on-sundayOn 4 November, Mr Justice Nicol handed down an anonymised judgment in ERY v Associated Newspapers Limited ([2016] EWHC 2760 (QB)).  It focuses on two important issues.  First, the necessary likelihood of the matters sought to be restrained by an injunction.  Second, the extent to which police investigations into individuals give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy and thus the reporting of them subject to legal restraint. Read the rest of this entry »





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 Law: Cartier v BSkyB, Website blocking orders against ISPs upheld – Kaisa Patsalides

10 07 2016

court-injunctionsOn 6 July 2016 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Cartier International AG and others v British Sky Broadcasting Limited and others, ([2016] EWCA Civ 658) dismissing an appeal against an order requiring internet service providers (“ISPs”) to block websites offering counterfeit goods. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: CA and others v NGN, EAT examines the effect of restricted reporting order following withdrawal of a claim – Rob Armstrong

11 06 2016

employment-appeals-tribunalAn employment tribunal may make an order preventing or restricting the public disclosure of any aspect of proceedings so far as it considers necessary in the interests of justice in order to protect the rights of relevant individuals under the European Convention on Human Rights – in the case below, the right to respect for private and family life. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: DMK v News Group, QB judge grants injunction and order anonymising ChD proceedings – Jayne Owens

4 06 2016

Female SilhouetteIn DMK v News Group Newspapers Ltd, ([2016] EWHC 1646 (QB)) Warby J, sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division, has granted two orders designed to prevent the public identification of a defendant in an on-going matter in the Chancery Division. Read the rest of this entry »