Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 65 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 1866 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Gray J

Representation Mark Warby QC and Jacob Dean (instructed by Charles Russell) for the claimant.
  Richard Spearman QC and Godwin Busuttill (instructed by BBC Litigation) for the first applicant.
  Anne Studd (instructed by the Solicitor for the Greater Manchester Police) for the second applicant.
Judgment Dates: 13 September 2002


Confidential information - Injunction against disclosure of information - Effect of injunction on third parties - Defendant former employee of claimant - Defendant covenanting not to disclose confidential information - Defendant acting in breach of covenant - Claimant seeking to enforce covenant - Proceedings compromised - Consent order providing defendant not to disclose confidential information - First applicant wishing to make use of confidential information - Whether first applicant bound by terms of consent order - Whether in public interest to allow disclosure of information.

The Case

The court ruled that the principle which applied to interim injunctions in confidence proceedings that third parties would be bound by such injunctions did not apply to final injunctions in confidence cases, since the reason why third parties were bound by interim injunctions was to prevent interference with the course of justice, a consideration which did not apply to final injunctions.

Practice Areas

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