Stephens v Avery

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Date1988
Year1988
CourtChancery Division
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43 cases
  • Kerry Ingredients (UK) Ltd v Bakkavor Group Ltd and Others
    • United Kingdom
    • Chancery Division
    • 7 October 2016
    ...The fact that some members of the public may already know the information is not necessarily fatal to a breach of confidence claim. In Stephens v Avery [1988] Ch 449, Browne-Wilkinson V-C noted (at 454), "Information only ceases to be capable of protection as confidential when it is in fact......
  • X Pte Ltd and Another v CDE
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 28 August 1992
    ...of the company. Each of these categories must contain the confidence elements. (a) Adulterous relationship Stephens v Avery & Ors [1988] 1 Ch 449 is authority for the proposition that information relating to a person`s sexual conduct can be the subject matter of a legally enforceable duty o......
  • Avb v Tdd
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 12 May 2014
    ...private property and between consenting adults (paid or unpaid)." 70 That reflects the words of Browne-Wilkinson V-C as he then was in Stephens v Avery [1988] Ch 449. That was a claim in confidentiality. At p 453–4 he stated: "I entirely accept the principle stated in that case [ Glyn v Wes......
  • Vestergaard Frandsen A/S and Others v Bestnet Europe Ltd and Others
    • United Kingdom
    • Chancery Division
    • 26 June 2009
    ...still succeed”. Later cases include Schering Chemicals Ltd v Falkman [1982] QB 1 at 28 (Shaw LJ) and 37 (Templeman LJ, as he then was), Stephens v Avery [1988] Ch 449 at 454 (Sir Nicolas Browne-Wilkinson V-C, as he then was), Spycatcher at 177 (Sir John Donaldson MR) and 282 (Lord Goff) and......
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20 books & journal articles
  • REVISITING THE LAW OF CONFIDENCE IN SINGAPORE AND A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW TORT OF MISUSE OF PRIVATE INFORMATION
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2020, December 2020
    • 1 December 2020
    ...40 Ch D 345; Duchess of Argyll v Duke of Argyll [1967] Ch 302; Francome v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd [1984] 1 WLR 892; Stephens v Avery [1988] Ch 449; X Pte Ltd v CDE [1992] 2 SLR(R) 575; Hellewell v Chief Constable of Derbyshire [1995] 1 WLR 804; Barrymore v News Group Newspapers Ltd [199......
  • Going Dutch? A Comparative Analysis and Assessment of the Gradual Recognition of Homosexuality with Respect to the Netherlands and England
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law No. 9-1, March 2002
    • 1 March 2002
    ...21.08.2001). 10. Midland Bank Co. Ltd v Green (No 3) [1982] Ch 529, 538-9. 11. Argyll v Argyll [1967] Ch 302, 322. 12. Stephen v Avery [1988] Ch 449. Ian Sumner 9 MJ 1 (2002) 31 which treats spouses as competent witnesses, but compellable only for the defence, subject to section 80(4). Gene......
  • The curious case of marriage/civil partnership discrimination in Britain
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage International Journal of Discrimination and the Law No. 12-3, September 2012
    • 1 September 2012
    ...Law 12(3) by Housing Act 1988 regarding succession of tenancies); the law of confidence extending tounmarried couples (Stephens v Avery [1988] 1 Ch 449 (EWHC); and subsequently even toadultery/cuckoldry in CC v AB [2006] EWHC 3083); spouses becoming competent andcompellable witnesses in civ......
  • Interlocutory Injunctions: Specific Areas
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive The Law of Equitable Remedies. Second Edition
    • 18 June 2013
    ...prevent the breach of a fiduciary duty 56 [2005] 1 N.Z.L.R. 1 (C.A.). 57 Ibid. at para. 158. 58 Above note 47. 59 See Stephens v. Avery , [1988] Ch. 449. 60 See T.(S.) v. Stubbs (1998), 38 O.R. (3d) 788 (Gen. Div.), but compare with B.(A.) v. Stubbs (1999), 44 O.R. (3d) 391 (S.C.J.). In T.(......
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