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Issue 5 - February 2010
22 February 2010

Mishcon Injunctions Issue 5 - February 2010

The ability and continued willingness of the English High Court to grant injunctions (Norwich Pharmacals) forcing third parties to divulge otherwise confidential or private information, which claimants need in order to identify either a defendant or the whereabouts of stolen assets, means that the UK remains head and shoulders above any other jurisdiction when it comes to protecting victims of fraud or other wrong doing. With the paranoia (mostly unjustified) that most organisations have about releasing information which might expose them to Data Protection sanctions, the Norwich Pharmacal Order is often the only way that victims can secure the critical evidence they need in order to determine who has ripped them off or which Bank or other financial institution has been used to launder misappropriated monies.