Court of Appeal considers whether “ordinary and proper course of business” undertaking prevents financing ICSID case and funding extradition defence of company director

The Court of Appeal has overturned two High Court orders that a mining company’s proposed payments to fund litigation by related parties were not permitted under the company’s undertaking not to dispose of or deal with its funds “other than in the ordinary and proper course of its business”: Koza Ltd v Akcil & Ors … Read more

Notable increase in interim privacy injunctions sought and obtained in the second half of 2017

In March 2018, the Ministry of Justice published quarterly provisional civil justice statistics for England and Wales. These statistics include interesting details regarding the increase in court applications for privacy injunctions in 2017. The guidance to the Civil Justice Statistics Quarterly bulletin published in December 2017 notes that the statistics provided in respect of privacy … Read more

High Court prevents in-house lawyer acting against former employer due to risk of subconscious use of confidential information

The High Court has granted an injunction preventing an in-house lawyer from acting in proceedings adverse to her former employer: Western Avenue Properties Ltd v Soni [2017] EWHC 2650 (QB). The judge accepted that the defendant was well aware of her professional responsibility of continuing confidentiality and was unlikely to have any conscious intention to … Read more

Cross-Border Litigation – international perspectives

We are pleased to¬†publish the second issue of our periodic publication “Cross-Border Litigation”,¬†designed to highlight legal and practical issues specific to litigation with an international aspect. Tapping into the expertise of the firm’s leading commercial litigators across the globe, the publication gives readers the benefit of their hands-on experience and flags key developments that should … Read more

Court of Appeal clarifies test for setting aside judgment for fraud

The Court of Appeal has clarified the test that must be met when seeking to set aside a judgment on the grounds that it was obtained by fraud: Takhar v Gracefield Developments Ltd and others [2017] EWCA Civ 147. The decision confirms that the court must be satisfied that evidence of the fraud was not … Read more