Landmark judgment in Vidal-Hall et al v Google upheld

Landmark judgment in Vidal-Hall et al v Google upheld

The Court of Appeal has upheld Justice Tugendhat's landmark judgment in Vidal-Hall et al v Google, which memorably classified the misuse of private information as a tort. The Court has also held that claimants may recover damages under the Data Protection Act 1998 for non-material loss.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v Raytheon Systems Ltd: the court considers serious irregularity in arbitral proceedings

The Arbitration Act 1996 gives the court powers to correct serious failures to comply with the "due process" of arbitral proceedings.  Successful challenges are rare, but a recent case in the High Court,The Secretary of State for the Home Department v Raytheon Systems Ltd [2014] EWHC 4375 (TCC) and [2015] EWHC 311 (TCC), shows they are not impossible. 

Anti-suit injunction can be used to prevent creditor pursing proceedings in another jurisdiction to gain an unjustifiable priority in liquidation

In Stichting Shell Pensioenfonds v Krys and another (British Virgin Islands) [2014] UKPC 41, the Privy Council considered the question of whether, when a company is being wound up in the jurisdiction where it is incorporated, an anti-suit injunction should be issued to prevent a creditor from pursuing proceedings in another jurisdiction which are calculated to give them an unjustifiable priority.