City and International Commercial Litigation

The Disclosure pilot scheme in the Business and Property Courts

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A new mandatory disclosure pilot scheme has been operating in the Business and Property Courts since 1 January 2019 and will be in place for at least two years. The scheme applies to new and existing proceedings in the specified courts in which the CMC will take place after 1 January 2019. More …

Duty of full and frank disclosure: Wild Brain Family International Ltd v (1) Robson & (2) Chubb [2018] EWHC 3163 (Ch)

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In court proceedings injunctive relief may be granted to the claimant after successfully asserting a without notice application in circumstances where, for example, there is a case of extreme urgency or if there is a need for secrecy. More …

Merits of the underlying claim relevant in granting an interim injunction to enforce a restrictive covenant: Berry Recruitment Limited v Brooke Donovan

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In this particular employment court case, the court had to rule on an interim injunction against a former employee for a possible breach of restrictive covenant. The question as to the merits of the claim and the inclusion of the current facts were problematic in this respect, since the restrictive covenant could have expired by the time of court proceedings and the basis of the claim would therefore have been removed. More …

Blake Morgan represents Appellants in Cayman Islands appeal to the Privy Council

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Blake Morgan acted on Francis and another (Appellants) v Vista Del Mar Developments Ltd (Respondent) (Cayman Islands) Case ID: JCPC 2017/0074. More …