Associated British Ports v TGWU: CA 1989

Application was made for an interim injunction and the court asked whether the plaintiff had shown that its claim involved a serious issue to be tried.
Held: The essence of the tort of wrongful interference was ‘deliberate and intended damage’. A breach of contract which was not enforceable by the plaintiff could also be unlawful means for this purpose.


Stuart-Smith LJ


[1989] 1 WLR 939


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedDouglas and others v Hello! Ltd and others (No 3) CA 18-May-2005
The principal claimants sold the rights to take photographs of their wedding to a co-claimant magazine (OK). Persons acting on behalf of the defendants took unauthorised photographs which the defendants published. The claimants had retained joint . .
CitedDigicel (St Lucia) Ltd and Others v Cable and Wireless Plc and Others ChD 15-Apr-2010
The claimants alleged breaches of legislation by members of the group of companies named as defendants giving rise to claims in conspiracy to injure by unlawful means. In effect they had been denied the opportunity to make interconnections with . .
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Employment, Torts – Other

Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.225468