Former Times lawyer loses appeal against SDT – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A former legal director of Times Newspapers Ltd was guilty of “recklessly” rather than “knowingly” misleading the court in relation to litigation over revelations about the “NightJack” blogger, the High Court has ruled.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th September 2014

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Judge tells masseuse to stop harassing Russell Brand and Jemima Khan – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2014 in assault, harassment, injunctions, news by tracey

‘Celebrity couple win court order in ongoing dispute with Szilvia Berki, which they say has caused considerable distress.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2014

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High Court: making defendant pay 10% more for rejecting part 36 offer would add “penal element” – Litigation Futures

Posted August 13th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, costs, injunctions, news, part 36 offers, penalties by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that making a defendant who rejected a part 36 offer pay an additional 10% of the sum awarded for costs would introduce a “penal element” and be unjust.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th August 2014

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M v Times Newspapers Ltd and others – WLR Daily

M v Times Newspapers Ltd and others [2014] EWCA Civ 1132; [2014] WLR (D) 371

‘The decision of a court to allow publication of a report which might lead to the identification of a person who had been arrested but not charged with any offence and was not a party to criminal proceedings would not be interfered with unless the court, in carrying out the evaluative exercise of balancing the competing public interest of freedom of expression in a report of court proceedings against the person’s right to private and family life, had erred in principle or reached a conclusion which was plainly wrong.’

WLR Daily, 1st August 2014

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Appeal court backs publication of arrest names – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A man arrested but never charged over sexual offences has failed to persuade the Court of Appeal that newspapers should be barred from identifying him.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th August 2014

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Supreme Court calls time on Greek yoghurt food fight – The Lawyer

Posted July 31st, 2014 in appeals, costs, food, injunctions, intellectual property, news, Supreme Court by michael

‘The Supreme Court has sided with the makers of Total yoghurt, Fage, in refusing US rival Chobani permission to appeal the definition of Greek yoghurt.’

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The Lawyer, 30th July 2014

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Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) – Supreme Court

Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) [2014] UKSC 46 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 23rd July 2014

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Greenwich Inc Ltd (in administration) v Dowling and others; Greenwich Inc Trading Ltd v Dowling and others – WLR Daily

Greenwich Inc Ltd (in administration) v Dowling and others; Greenwich Inc Trading Ltd v Dowling and others: [2014] EWHC 2451 (Ch); [2014] WLR (D) 334

‘If a consent order affected orders made by a judge it was advisable at first instance that any applications in respect of such an order should be made to a judge rather than a master. The court retained a general discretion whether before or after the parties had seen a draft judgment to continue to deliver a judgment where it was appropriate so to do. Even if the parties had effectively put an end to the dispute between themselves, that in itself could not stop the court from raising matters which concerned it.’

WLR Daily, 15th July 2014

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Applications Without Notice: A Practitioner’s Guide – Family Law Week

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in case management, children, family courts, freezing injunctions, news by sally

‘Rodney Noon, solicitor, provides a detailed review of the law and practice of – and the court’s attitude to – without notice applications in family proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 17th July 2014

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Applications Without Notice: A Practitioner’s Guide – Family Law Week

Posted July 18th, 2014 in children, family courts, freezing injunctions, news by tracey

‘Rodney Noon, solicitor, provides a detailed review of the law and practice of – and the court’s attitude to – without notice applications in family proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 17th July 2014

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In re DE (A Child) (Care Order: Change of Care Plan) – WLR Daily

Posted June 11th, 2014 in care orders, children, families, human rights, injunctions, law reports by sally

In re DE (A Child) (Care Order: Change of Care Plan) [2014] EWFC 6 ; [2014] WLR (D) 246

‘Any local authority and court making decisions about the long term future of children had to address all the options which were realistically possible before coming to a decision and, where a care order had been granted on the basis of a care plan providing that the child should remain at home, a local authority considering changing the plan and removing the child permanently from the family was obliged in law to follow the same approach and had to have regard to the fact that permanent placement outside the family was to be preferred only as a last resort where nothing else would do. While that process was being carried out, the child should remain at home under the care order unless his safety and welfare required that he be removed immediately.’

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2014

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Judge prevents Theresa May sending asylum-seeker back to lawless Somalia – The Independent

Posted June 3rd, 2014 in appeals, asylum, deportation, immigration, injunctions, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has been accused of acting unlawfully by forcing the removal of failed Somali asylum-seekers to Mogadishu where they fear they will be murdered by Islamic militants. In what is being seen as a test case affecting thousands of Somalis in Britain, a judge has granted an injunction at the last minute halting the removal of a 23-year-old man, identified only as Abdullah, who was due to be flown back to Mogadishu on Tuesday.’

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The Independent, 3rd June 2014

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Abbey Forwarding Ltd (in liquidation) and another v Hone and others (No 3) – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in appeals, damages, freezing injunctions, injunctions, law reports by michael

Abbey Forwarding Ltd (in liquidation) and another v Hone and others (No 3) [2014] EWCA Civ 711;  [2014] WLR (D)  236

‘When determining questions of compensation for loss arising as a result of a freezing order and the undertaking in damages therein, the correct approach was that the remote consequences of obtaining an injunction were not to be taken into account in assessing damages but that logical and sensible adjustments might well be required simply because the court was not awarding damages for breach of contract but was compensating for loss caused by the injunction which was wrongly granted.’

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2014

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Badger cull injunction breach case dropped – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2014 in animals, demonstrations, environmental health, injunctions, news, prosecutions by michael

‘The case against the only person accused of breaching last year’s badger cull injunction has been dropped.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2014

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JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov and others (No 11) – WLR Daily

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov and others (No 11) [2014] EWCA Civ 602;  [2014] WLR (D)  221

‘Where non-parties resident outside the jurisdiction applied for removal of an asset from the scope of freezing and associated orders, the court had jurisdiction to order the trial of an issue as to whether they owned the asset as claimed, but not as to whether they had colluded in breach of the orders, without steps being taken to establish extra-territorial jurisdiction in reliance on paragraph 3.1 of CPR Practice Direction 6B.’

WLR Daily, 14th May 2014

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Newham London Borough Council v Ali and others – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in appeals, injunctions, law reports, local government, planning by michael

Newham London Borough Council v Ali and others [2014] EWCA Civ 676;  [2014] WLR (D)  223

‘A substantial breach of a planning obligation under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 would normally justify the grant of an injunction sought pursuant to section 106(5) unless relief ought to be withheld on equitable principles because of the local planning authority’s actions. The existence of an outstanding planning appeal would generally be irrelevant to whether an injunction should be granted, but the judge nevertheless had the power to suspend the injunction where it was fair, just and reasonable to do so.’

WLR Daily, 19th May 2014

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Lakatamia Shipping Co Ltd v Su and others – WLR Daily

Lakatamia Shipping Co Ltd v Su and others [2014] EWCA Civ 636; [2014] WLR (D) 216

‘The assets of a company whose shares were entirely owned by a defendant to a standard form freezing order were not assets of the defendant, for the purposes of the order. However, since such a freezing order restrained the defendant from diminishing the value of any of his assets, which included his shareholding in such a company, it would restrain him from procuring the company to make a disposition of its assets likely to result in such a diminution.’

WLR Daily, 14th May 2014

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Bank St Petersburg OJSC and another v Arkhangelsky and another; Arkhangelsky and others v Bank St Petersburg OJSC and another – WLR Daily

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in appeals, banking, injunctions, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Bank St Petersburg OJSC and another v Arkhangelsky and another; Arkhangelsky and others v Bank St Petersburg OJSC and another [2014] EWCA Civ 593; [2014] WLR (D) 215

‘Although exceptional, the power existed to grant a world-wide anti-enforcement injunction as opposed to an anti-suit injunction.’

WLR Daily, 14th May 2014

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No damages for the solicitor whose private information was misused by a prostitute whom he’d short changed – RPC Privacy Law

‘In an unusual privacy claim decided last week, the High Court dismissed the majority of a solicitor’s claims against a prostitute for misuse of private information, harassment, breach of confidence and breach of contract. The Court found for the Claimant in respect of one element of his privacy head of claim, it declined to award any damages but did grant him an injunction.’

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RPC Privacy Law, 21st May 2014

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Bank St Petersburg OJSC and another v Arkhangelsky and another; Arkhangelsky and others v Bank St Petersburg OJSC and another – WLR Daily

Posted May 21st, 2014 in appeals, enforcement, injunctions, jurisdiction, law reports by tracey

Bank St Petersburg OJSC and another v Arkhangelsky and another: Arkhangelsky and others v Bank St Petersburg OJSC and another: [2014] EWCA Civ 593; [2014] WLR (D) 215

‘Although exceptional, the power existed to grant a world-wide anti-enforcement injunction as opposed to an anti-suit injunction. The Court of Appeal so held when, inter alia, allowing the appeal of the defendants in the first case, Vitaly Arkhangelsky and Julia Arkhangelskaya, and the Part 20 claimant, Oslo Marine Group Ports LLC, against the refusal by Hildyard J, sitting in the Chancery Division on 14 November 2013 [2013] EWHC 3529 (Ch); [2013] CN 1773, to grant a world-wide anti-enforcement injunction, leaving the first claimant in the first case, Bank St Petersburg OJSC, free to execute on certain judgments it had obtained in Russia wherever assets could be found. The judge held, inter alia, that any such injunction would appear to be an infringement of the sovereignty of the states where enforcement was taking place.’

WLR Daily, 14th May 2014

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