Case Comment: JSC BTA Bank v Khrapunov [2018] UKSC 19 – UK Supreme Court Blog

‘Jessica Joel, trainee solicitor at CMS, considers the case of JSC BTA Bank v Khrapunov.;

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UK Supreme Court Blog, 13th April 2018

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Opelo Kgari: Government thwarted in second bid to deport woman brought to UK from Botswana – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2018 in appeals, children, deportation, detention, immigration, injunctions, news by tracey

‘The government has been thwarted in its second attempt to deport a woman who came to the UK from Botswana when she was 13 years old.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2018

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5RB Podcasts on Interim Injunctions – 5RB

Posted March 16th, 2018 in injunctions, news, podcasts by sally

‘Desmond Browne QC moderates a discussion with Alex Marzec and Adam Speker on Interim Injunctions. In Part One they explore how to seek and defend an interim injunction application up to the hearing. In Part Two, they examine what happens at the hearing and beyond.’

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5RB, 10th March 2018

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Noisy neighbours must pay banker £100,000 in compensation because their floors had no carpet, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 7th, 2018 in compensation, contracts, injunctions, news, noise, nuisance by sally

‘The noisy neighbours of a banker must pay her £100,000 in compensation because their floors had no carpet, a judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2018

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Transport secretary wins injunction to stop HS2 protesters – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2018 in demonstrations, injunctions, news, public order, railways by sally

‘The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has been granted an injunction banning campaigners opposed to the construction of the HS2 line on an area of ancient woodland in west London from “unlawful protest” on the site.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2018

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“Regretful” Court of Appeal rejects media firm’s bid to recover huge costs bill – Litigation Futures

Posted February 9th, 2018 in costs, fees, injunctions, legal services, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision that a leading media law firm could not recover hundreds of thousands of pounds in costs because its conditional fee agreement (CFA) did not cover much of the work it undertook.’

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Litigation Futures, 8th February 2018

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Non-molestation: a definition for 2018? – Family Law

Posted February 9th, 2018 in child abuse, domestic violence, family courts, injunctions, news by tracey

‘What is “non-molestation”? How do family courts, by order, deal with “molestation”, as it is now defined in law? What is “domestic violence” or (if different) “domestic abuse”? Each of these different terms crop up in different legal contexts; and – absurdly, it may be thought – each may mean something slightly different according to context.’

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Family Law, 8th February 2018

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Shard owners seek to ban protest by Class War activist – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2018 in demonstrations, housing, injunctions, news by tracey

‘The owner of the Shard has sought a high court injunction to prevent a protest led by a veteran anarchist outside the 72-storey London landmark, where 10 multiple million-pound luxury apartments lie empty.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2018

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Sport clubs should consider injunctions to prevent access to grounds by trespassers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in clubs, injunctions, news, sport, trespass by sally

‘Injunctions give sport clubs a useful tool to prevent access to grounds by ‘urban free climbers’ and other trespassers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th January 2018

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UK training body took out superinjunction to block critical report – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2018 in education, injunctions, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘Britain’s biggest training provider successfully applied for a superinjunction that stopped official inspectors from passing on a critical report to the government, it has emerged.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2018

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Companies fight back against YouTube daredevils with legal action – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2018 in injunctions, news, trespass by sally

‘Owners of some of the UK’s best known landmarks are pursuing legal action to fight back against YouTube daredevils who climb their iconic buildings.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2018

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Being a sex worker does not mean you can’t have a private life, says judge as he grants escort an injunction – Daily Telegraph

‘Being a sex worker does not disqualify you from having a private life, a judge has said, as he granted an injunction to an escort who has been harassed online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2017

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INEOS Upstream Ltd & Ors v Persons Unknown [2017] EWHC 2945 (Ch) – Falcon Chambers

Posted December 8th, 2017 in demonstrations, energy, environmental protection, injunctions, news by sally

‘Acting for the UK’s largest holder of licences for onshore shale gas exploration, and a number of private individuals, Janet Bignell QC and Gavin Bennison have successfully obtained the long-term continuation of interim injunctions restraining a wide range of unlawful conduct by protestors opposed to hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’). The injunctions were initially obtained on an ex parte basis in July 2017, and continuation was secured with only minor modification at an opposed hearing on 12 September 2017. At a three-day hearing in November 2017 before Morgan J which attracted considerable media interest, the claimants resisted applications to discharge the injunctions brought by two well-known “anti-fracking” campaigners.’

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Falcon Chambers, December 2017

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No Springboard Injunction for Breach of Confidence – Blackstone Chambers

‘Despite some suspect behaviour by the Defendants, the High Court refused to grant a springboard injunction to the Claimant for breach of confidence because the balance of evidence did not support the conclusion that any advantage had been gained through misuse of confidential information.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 27th November 2017

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Attorney general’s office investigates social media posts which may identify Jon Venables – Daily Telegraph

‘The attorney general’s office has announced an inquiry into social media messages which may identify Jon Venables.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2017

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Court underlines importance of full disclosure in freezing injunction cases – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 28th, 2017 in disclosure, fraud, freezing injunctions, news, setting aside by sally

‘The English High Court has thrown out an application to set aside a without notice freezing injunction made against two defendants to a fraud action, saying the claimants had disclosed sufficient evidence for the case to proceed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th November 2017

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Man jailed for breaching injunctions over unauthorised use of land – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 28th, 2017 in contempt of court, injunctions, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Dorset man has been imprisoned for four months for contempt of court after he failed to comply with a number of injunction orders over his unauthorised use of land.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th November 2017

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Autumn Newsletter – Falcon Chambers

– Prescriptive easements – a glass half-full: out with the negative; in with the positive 10

– Keeping the Title Clean: Unwanted Notices and Restrictions 12

– Estoppel in Pre-Contractual Negotiations 15

– The Curse of the Freebie 17

– Voidable and no Mistake 20

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Falcon Chambers, November 2017

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Landlord’s ‘curry smell’ letting ban unlawful – BBC News

‘A buy-to-let tycoon who banned Indian and Pakistani tenants “because of the curry smell” has been ordered to ditch the policy.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2017

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‘No coloureds’ landlord taken to court by UK equality watchdog – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2017 in equality, injunctions, landlord & tenant, news, race discrimination by tracey

‘The UK equality watchdog is seeking an injuction against buy-to-let mogul Fergus Wilson after he told his letting agent to ban “coloured” tenants because they left curry smells in his properties.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2017

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