Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2018] All ER (D) 133 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2018] EWHC 112 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

Zacaroli J

Representation Tony Peto QC, Mike Fordham QC, Emma Dixon and Richard Blakeley (instructed by Allen and Overy LLP) for the claimants.
  X appeared in person.
  Robin Tam QC and Alan Payne (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the Secretary of State for the Home Department, as intervener.
Judgment Dates: 26 January 2018


Confidential information - Misuse of private information - Application for disclosure

The Case

Confidential information Misuse of private information. The claimant companies applied successfully for an order compelling the defendant (X) to disclose the location of information that he had wrongly accessed and copied from them. However, the Chancery Division dismissed the claimants' application for an order that X be restrained from leaving the jurisdiction and that he surrender his passport until he had complied with those orders, since the harm to X would not be justified.

Practice Areas

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