Jewellery Appraisal Services v Belson and others: QBD 11 Apr 2005

The defendants had sold a business and included a non-compete covenant. The claimants sought to enforce it against them. It was said that they had approached insurers with a view to commencing business supplying jewelry. The defendants said their intent had been to supply wholesale only. Other allegations were made, and an injunction was sought.
Held: ‘there is sufficient material on which I can properly conclude that there is a serious issue between these parties to be tried. The principal reason for that conclusion is the weight of that evidence.’ There was a serious issue, and the balance of convenience lay in granting the injunction.


Peter Coulson QC J


[2005] EWHC 758 (QB)




England and Wales


CitedMothercare v Robson Books 1975
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CitedNottingham Building Society v Eurodynamics Systems plc 1993
The court laid down tests for the granting of mandatory interim injunctions. The court should consider whether there was a high degree of confidence that the applicant would succeed in establishing his right at trial. The higher that confidence, the . .
CitedAmerican Cyanamid Co v Ethicon Ltd HL 5-Feb-1975
Interim Injunctions in Patents Cases
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CitedFlightwise Travel Services Ltd and Another v Gill and Others ChD 27-Nov-2003
Those applying for international asset freezing orders should bear in mind the following points: An asset freezing order (other than a proprietary order) was a serious interference with a person’s rights, and was usually granted without notice. . .
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Updated: 30 June 2022; Ref: scu.224951