Josephine Hayes reports on the new UK Supreme Court decision addressing the question of whether courts have the power to grant “newcomer injunctions” that bind unidentified persons who have not infringed any rights at the time of the order but may do so in the future. This issue arises in various contexts where future wrongdoers cannot be identified in advance, such as industrial picketing, public protests, breaches of confidence, intellectual property rights, and unlawful activities related to social media.

Click here to read the report: Note on Wolverhampton City Council & Ors v London Gypsies and Travellers & Ors[79]

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