Further Twitter user found to have breached Venables and Thompson injunction – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in anonymity, injunctions, internet, news by sally

‘Man admits knowingly breaching an injunction on images or information claiming to be the adults Jon Venables or Robert Thompson.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th November 2013

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Sex offender Leslie Whiting who breached injunction ‘should be jailed’ – The Independent

‘A sex offender should be jailed for allegedly defying the orders of a court to stay away from a former girlfriend who has a learning disability, a judge was told yesterday.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2013

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Security guard spared jail over Jon Venables tweet – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2013 in anonymity, costs, guilty pleas, injunctions, internet, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A security guard who tweeted images purporting to be of Jon Venables as an adult has avoided jail after a court heard he was close to James Bulger’s family.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th November 2013

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Linking to infringing material may not on its own be an act of copyright infringement, says UK judge – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 25th, 2013 in copyright, injunctions, internet, media, news by tracey

‘Businesses that merely publish a link on their website to copyright infringing material online may not themselves be liable for copyright infringement, a High Court judge has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd November 2013

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Garden Leave and Gandhi – Littleton Chambers

Posted November 19th, 2013 in constructive dismissal, contract of employment, employment, injunctions, news by sally

“One of the mysteries of garden leave is why this area of jurisprudence exists at all. At least from the perspective of this self-employed, occasionally indolent barrister – for whom paid holidays are an unrealisable dream – the prospect of being paid (often a substantial salary) for months on end to do nothing sounds too good to be true. What’s not to like?”

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Littleton Chambers, 11th November 2013

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Anti-suit injunctions, arbitrations and cross-border insolvency – 11 Stone Buildings

“Ironically, the recent developments in international law which have encouraged the recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings and assistance in relation to them have in many cases led to disharmony between our domestic law and the law of the foreign proceedings. The applicable principles on when it is appropriate to grant anti-suit injunctions to protect the right of a party not to be sued in a foreign state have not been worked out fully in relation to insolvency. This is nowhere more apparent than where a foreign debtor enters a foreign insolvency process and prior to the insolvency was party to an agreement containing an English arbitration clause.”

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11 Stone Buildings, November 2013

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Romany Travellers win permission for judicial review over site provision – Local Government Lawyer

“A High Court judge has given a group of Romany Travellers permission for a judicial review over a council’s decision to evict them from an unauthorised site on Green Belt land.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th November 2013

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Restrictions placed on supply of drugs were not anti-competitive, rules Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 15th, 2013 in appeals, competition, injunctions, medicines, news by tracey

“A pharmaceuticals company did not act in breach of UK competition rules when it placed restrictions on its supply of a drug to one of its customers, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th November 2013

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Publishers lodge appeal over ruling against judicial review of royal charter – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2013 in appeals, charters, injunctions, judicial review, media, news by tracey

“Industry takes case to court of appeal after high court rejected its application for an emergency injunction over new press regulator.”

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The Guardian, 6th November 2013

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Limiting the scope of injunctions in family cases – UK Human Rights Blog

“In this case the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, considered an application for a contra mundum injunction by Staffordshire County Council. He emphasised that the only proper purpose of such an injunction was to protect the child and refused to make an order in the wide terms sought by the Council. As a result, he allowed the publication of video footage and photographs of a baby being removed from its parents.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th November 2013

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Commercial Court upholds worldwide freezing order in support of English arbitration against foreign nonarbitrating parties – 11 Stone Buildings

Posted October 30th, 2013 in arbitration, Commercial Court, freezing injunctions, jurisdiction, news by sally

“In PJSC Vseukrainskyi Aktsionernyi Bank v Sergey Maksimov and others [2013] EWHC 3203 (Comm), Blair J dismissed an application to discharge a worldwide freezing order made against non-arbitrating parties in support of an LCIA arbitration in long-running commercial court proceedings. Charles Samek QC lists three reasons why the case is of importance.”

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11 Stone Buildings, October 2013

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Newspapers seek injunction over press regulation royal charter – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2013 in charters, freedom of expression, injunctions, media, news, Privy Council by sally

“Newspaper and magazine publishers are seeking an injunction to prevent the government’s plan for a new press regulation regime getting the royal seal of approval this week.”

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The Guardian, 28th October 2013

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Last gasp of the super-injunction – RPC Privacy Law

Posted October 21st, 2013 in data protection, human rights, injunctions, news, privacy, statistics by sally

“Super-injunctions are almost an extinct species. ‘Non-super’ privacy injunctions however remain alive and kicking with according to recent figures a 100% success rate on interim applications.”

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RPC Privacy Law, 21st October 2013

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Ofsted fairness standards graded inadequate – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

“The Care Quality Commission has made headlines recently with the focus on inadequacies in its processes as a regulator and its failure to spot sub-standard and even dangerous levels of care. Its fellow regulator Ofsted, however, is more likely to be accused of being over – rather than under – zealous, but its approach has been subject to far less scrutiny.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 18th October 2013

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High Court grants injunction to losing bidder over £1bn waste contract award – Local Government Lawyer

“A High Court judge has granted an energy company an injunction preventing a waste authority from entering into a £1bn+ resource recovery contract (RRC) with a rival business.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th October 2013

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Aarhus, the A-G, and why the rules on interim remedies need to change – UK Human Rights Blog

“I did an initial post here summarising this opinion from the A-G to the CJEU saying that the UK was in breach of two EU Directives about environmental assessment and pollution control – the breaches concerned our system for litigation costs. It struck me that there was a lot in the opinion, and after some re-reads, I continue to think so. So I will deal in this post with one aspect, namely the finding that the UK is in breach, in requiring an undertaking as to damages by the claimant to back up the claimant’s interim injunction – in the jargon, a cross-undertaking.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th September 2013

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Judge rejects ban on naming and shaming social workers – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2013 in anonymity, injunctions, news, reporting restrictions, social services by tracey

“The most senior family judge in England and Wales has rejected a legal bid to ban the naming and shaming of social workers in a controversial case which saw a baby taken from his parents against their will.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2013

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Ministry of Sound sues Spotify for copyright infringement – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2013 in artistic works, copyright, injunctions, internet, news by sally

“Dance music brand Ministry of Sound is suing Spotify for copyright infringement, claiming the streaming music company has refused to delete users’ playlists that copy its compilation albums.”

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The Guardian, 4th September 2013

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Soca wields new powers to freeze global assets of super-rich foreigners – The Independent

“The embattled Serious Organised Crime Agency heads into fresh controversy on Tuesday as it emerges it has won sweeping new powers allowing it to freeze assets of super-rich foreigners suspected of fraud.”

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The Independent,

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Activists barred from badger protest – The Independent

Posted August 23rd, 2013 in agriculture, animals, demonstrations, injunctions, news, trade unions by sally

“A High Court judge granted an injunction today that will allow people to protest peacefully against the controversial badger cull within the trial culling zones, but bar a handful of named hardcore activists from the area.”

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The Independent, 22nd August 2013

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