“Abusive” claim against lawyers in Jarndyce-style litigation struck out – Legal Futures

‘A High Court judge has struck out a £58m unlawful means conspiracy claim against a law firm, four solicitors and a QC, which she described as “structurally fatally flawed, abusive and lacking in pleadable substance”.’

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Legal Futures, 25th May 2021

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Summary Judgment and Striking Out Allegations of Civil Fraud – Foglia v Family Officer Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 650 (Comm) – Littleton Chambers

Posted April 15th, 2021 in fraud, news, striking out, summary judgments, unlawful means conspiracy by sally

‘Traditionally, claims against financial institutions involving allegations of fraud, LIBOR manipulation and unlawful means conspiracy have not been amenable to strike out or summary determination. However, the English courts are increasingly demonstrating a willingness to use the interim remedies of summary judgment and strike out involving allegations of fraud without the need for a full trial, in “appropriate” cases.’

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Littleton Chambers, 7th April 2021

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Racing Partnerships Ltd v. Sports Information Services Ltd: Court of Appeal sheds light on economic torts of breach of confidence and unlawful means conspiracy – Littleton Chambers

‘The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Racing Partnership Ltd & others v. Sports Information Services Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 1300 has provided clarity on the economic tort of unlawful means conspiracy and provided much food for thought on claims for breach of confidence.’

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Littleton Chambers, 1st December 2020

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Confidential information—knowledge of unlawfulness not required for unlawful means conspiracy (The Racing Partnership Ltd v Sports Information Services Ltd) – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 12th, 2020 in confidentiality, horse racing, news, unlawful means conspiracy by sally

‘Practitioners acting in the more challenging cases of conspiracies involving the misuse of confidential information or otherwise interested in the history and development of tort (outside the tort of negligence) will find this case compelling and essential reading.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 26th October 2020

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Court of Appeal affirms importance of data in horseracing case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 4th, 2020 in appeals, data protection, news, sport, third parties, unlawful means conspiracy by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal in London has strengthened the tools available to rights holders when seeking to control and exploit commercially valuable data within sport and set out the pitfalls for third parties who seek to do the same without clear, unambiguous approval from a rights holder.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd November 2020

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The duty of full and frank disclosure in worldwide freezing orders and service out applications (Tugushev v Orlov (No. 2)) – Hardwicke Chambers

‘The most recent episode in litigation between two Russian Oligarch involving an application to set aside a World-wide Freezing Order (“WFO”) and permission for service out of jurisdiction (“Service Out Order”) for failures in the duty of full and frank disclosure (“the Full and Frank Duty”).’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 9th August 2019

Source: hardwicke.co.uk

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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Charlene Ashiru on Protecting Your Judgment: A New Tort of Asset-Stripping? – Littleton Chambers

‘Whilst it might be tempting as a Defendant company to dissipate assets to avoid Judgment debts, it is ill-advised and is unlikely to provide an easy escape.’

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Littleton Chambers, 16th May 2017

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High Court: contempt of court could form basis of ‘unlawful means’ damages action – OUT-LAW.com

‘Failing to comply with a freezing order in contempt of court could be considered “unlawful means” as part of an action for damages for conspiracy to injure by unlawful means, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd February 2016

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What’s the plot? Conspiracy and 19th Century comic opera (again) – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in competition, news, unlawful means conspiracy by sally

‘Ever since Johnson v Moreton [1980] AC 37 (61E-G per Lord Hailsham: ‘we should have to adopt the carefree attitude of the Mikado…’), references to Gilbert and Sullivan have been gaining ground in the judgments of our higher Courts. When last year Arden LJ rejected the argument, advanced by the claimant victim of a cartel, that it suffices to establish the intention requirement for the tort of unlawful means conspiracy that the claimant forms part of a class of persons against whom a cartelist’s wrongful acts were targeted, she did so by reference to The Gondoliers.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 2nd November 2014

Source: www.competitionbulletin.com

WH Newson Holding Ltd and others v IMI plc and others – WLR Daily

WH Newson Holding Ltd and others v IMI plc and others: [2012] EWHC 3680 (Ch); [2013] WLR (D) 5

“There was nothing to suggest that section 47A of the Competition Act 1998 was limited to the particular cause of action of a claim for breach of statutory duty. A claim brought under section 47A had to be in respect of the loss or damage suffered as a result of the infringement of competition law. The section would not generally permit claims to be brought in the Competition Appeal Tribunal for conduct that was distinct from the infringement, even when the infringement was an element that had to be established to complete the cause of action. The determining criterion was the factual nature of the claim, not the cause of action with which it was clothed.”

WLR Daily, 19th December 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Meretz Investments NV and another v ACP Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Posted December 13th, 2007 in contracts, law reports, mortgages, unlawful means conspiracy by sally

Meretz Investments NV and another v ACP Ltd and others [2007] EWCA Civ 1303

“Where a party did something which he was entitled to do because of his contractual right conferred by A, the fact that it resulted in a breach of B’s contract with A could not constitute unlawful means of which A could complain in an action for damages for unlawful means conspiracy.”

WLR Daily, 12th December 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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