The barrister chambers of 4 New Square have obtained a persons unknown injunction against the unknown hackers who engaged in a cyber-attack on them on 12 June 2021. See this article from the UK Law Society Gazette.
It seems that these unknown hackers managed to hack into the computer system. It may be a case where data was stolen and the hackers are threatening to release the stolen data. Continue reading →
1. Preventing Dissipation: Freezing and Proprietary Injunction 2. Unknown Fraudsters: Persons Unknown Jurisdiction 3. Cryptocurrency: Can the Courts Freeze and Trace Such Assets? 4. Money Trail: Bankers Trust and Third Party Disclosure Orders 5. You’ve Got Mail: Court Papers Served by Email, Dropbox and WhatsApp
You can access the article here on the Accountants Today website.
The High Court has issued its grounds of judgment dated 22 December 2020 in the Zschimmer & Schwarz case (now reported as Zschimmer & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG Chemische Fabirken v Persons Unknown & Anor  7 MLJ 178). The Court granted novel orders for a Mareva freezing injunction and proprietary injunction against Persons Unknown.
The Persons Unknown jurisdiction was justified in allowing for injunctive and tracing remedies against the unknown fraudster or fraudsters. The Court also allowed orders for substituted service on such Persons Unknown through email and a Dropbox link. Continue reading →