WAPL and Patel v Soni and Denning Sottomeyer Ltd

The High Court has granted an injunction restraining a former in-house solicitor from acting in proceedings against her former employer, saying that even if she was aware of the danger of disclosing confidential information, she might still subconsciously use it. Judge Sykes Frixou acted for the successful Claimants.

His Honour Judge Curran QC, sitting as a High Court judge, said it was “of the highest importance to the administration of justice” that as a solicitor in possession of confidential and privileged information “should not act in any way that might appear to put that information at risk of coming into the hands of someone with an adverse interest."

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