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Injunction by text

In the recent anonymised case of NPV v QEL & ZED the High Court made the unusual decision to allow an Injunction Order to be served by text message. The case concerned a claim for misuse of private information and harassment against two Defendants alleged to be blackmailing the Claimant (NPV). NPV was a successful […]

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Choppers no longer grounded

Noisy neighbours can be a real problem for those unfortunate enough to have to live next door to them. Going to court to deal with the problem is always a last resort. If you do however need to pursue court proceedings then there are two main remedies available: you can either pursue a claim for […]

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Animal photos, human rights

We’re used to the idea of people and organisations seeking injunctions to prevent the publication of damaging stories – celebrity injunction cases are the stock in trade of the courts these days, with claimants who are simultaneously famous and unnamed attempting to keep details of their lives (and loves) out of the public eye. A […]

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Privacy injunctions – What’s the point?

Back in 2011, the country’s newspapers were awash with reports of privacy ‘super-injunctions’. The furore reached its peak with the case of Ryan Giggs who successfully obtained and maintained an injunction preventing the publication of a story about his affair with Imogen Thomas when his identity was easily available on social media and had been […]

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Police state: London helicopter police’s turbulent Tweet

Scotland Yard has defended a picture tweeted by a police helicopter team which appears to show comedian Michael McIntyre standing in a London street. The ground operations director for the NPAS, Superintendent Richard Watson, said: “We are aware of the tweet and, as far as we are aware, it does not breach any data protection […]

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Cartier and Mont Blanc win first of its kind blocking injunction

For some time now, owners of copyright in films and music have been able to ask the court to order internet service providers (ISPs) to prevent access to websites which make available unauthorised copies of their material. A recent judgment means that trade mark owners can now do the same. The case was brought by […]

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Over the limit

The granting of an injunction is a matter at the discretion of the Court, who will consider whether there is a serious question to be tried; whether damages would be an adequate remedy; the balance of convenience between the parties; and whether the status quo should be maintained. Where the parties to a contract have […]

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The beat goes on! Ministry of Sound sues Spotify for copyright infringement

Are you signed up to Spotify? Have you created an ‘Ibiza Annual 2013’ playlist to pay homage to your summer pilgrimage to the White Isle? Then you may have got Spotify in hot water! Ministry of Sound claims that Spotify has refused to delete their subscriber’s playlists that recreate existing Ministry of Sound compilation albums […]

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Just another Manic Monday

A term in an employment contract which restricts the employee’s activities after termination will be void for being in restraint of trade and against public policy. However, such a term will be enforceable where the employer can show that they have a legitimate interest to protect and that the protection which they are seeking is […]

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You are what you tweet

Social Media is revolutionising the legal landscape. Here we look at various recent cases which show the impact Facebook, Twitter and the like are having on the English legal system. Over recent years social media has exploded on to the scene and is a common feature of everyday life for many people. No one could […]

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