Article published – Injunctions against “Persons Unknown”: uncertain territory

A recent High Court decision has highlighted a number of issues relating to injunctions against “Persons Unknown”, and specifically the fact that these orders have the potential to catch “newcomers” – people who did not fall within the defined category of “Persons Unknown” at the time the injunction was made but are subsequently brought within … Read more

Article published – UK: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Comparative Guide

Anna Pertoldi and Gary Horlock have published an article summarising when and how foreign judgments may be enforced in the courts of England and Wales, as part of Mondaq’s Comparative Guide on Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. The article sets out the legal and judicial framework, explains the requirements for enforceability and the recognition and enforcement … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 15: General update

In this 15th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at some recent or upcoming developments relating to disclosure, jurisdiction and the new Chancery Guide, decisions relating to privilege and the application of the without prejudice rule, and the impact of the UK sanctions regime on proceedings in the English court involving … Read more

New edition of Chancery Guide in force

A new edition of the Chancery Guide was published and came into force on 29 July, just before the start of the summer court recess. The first new edition since 2016, the Guide has been wholly re-written by a working group which was led by the editors, Fancourt J and Master Kaye, and included Chris … Read more

Article published – Expansion of jurisdiction gateways coming soon

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has approved a number of new jurisdiction gateways in CPR Practice Direction 6B, as well as amendments to existing gateways, aimed at filling in perceived gaps in the current rules or, in some cases, clarifying their meaning. The changes are expected to come into effect in October this year. Anna … Read more

Article published – Compulsory ADR: a commercial litigation perspective

The English courts have for many years recognised the benefits of ADR and encouraged parties to engage in it. That endorsement has become all the more pronounced with recent statements by the Master of the Rolls to the effect that there is nothing “alternative” about ADR. In this regard an issue which arises, and has … Read more