Freezing orders brought onto the blockchain and service of proceedings via NFTs

The challenge of enforcing court orders in respect of cryptocurrencies may become easier, following the settlement announced last week between the Bitcoin Association for BSV and Tulip Trading Ltd (TTL). This follows the significant case brought by Dr Craig Wright against a number of blockchains and their developers in 2021: Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 12: General update

In this 12th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we outline some recent cases on witness evidence, privilege and the dangers of filing court documents on the last day for service. We also cover some decisions on jurisdiction, and finally we look at a few recent cases where the courts have had … Read more

High Court finds common law “necessary or proper party” gateway for service out of the jurisdiction does not apply when the anchor defendant has voluntarily submitted to the court’s jurisdiction

The High Court has held that the “necessary or proper party” gateway contained in CPR Practice Direction 6B, paragraph 3.1(3) does not apply when the anchor defendant has voluntarily submitted to the court’s jurisdiction: ID v LU and BZ [2021] EWHC 1851 (Comm). In a case in which none of the parties were domiciled or … Read more