Case archive 2013–2016—Commercial [Archived]
Case archive 2013–2016—Commercial [Archived]

The following Commercial guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Case archive 2013–2016—Commercial [Archived]
  • High Court
  • Court of Appeal
  • UK Supreme Court
  • Privy Council
  • Court of Justice
  • UK judgments that follow Court of Justice rulings
  • Lower court decisions
  • Court of Session
  • Northern Irish courts

Looking at key cases in the world of commercial and contract law in England and Wales and from the Court of Justice between 2013 and 2016. For cases after 1 January 2017, see: Commercial Tracker.

For case law relating to public procurement, please see the detailed: UK public procurement case tracker and EU public procurement case tracker run by our colleagues in Lexis® Public Law.

High Court

Case Key date Where we are
118 Data Resource Ltd v IDS Data Services Ltd: [2014] EWHC 3629 (Ch), [2014] All ER (D) 57 (Nov) Judgment date: 5 November 2014 Contract: the claimant (licensor) and the respondent (licensee) operated rival businesses compiling and exploiting databases of UK business contact details. Despite being competitors, in April 2009 the licensor licensed use of its database to the licensee. The licensor came to suspect that the licensee had breached the terms of the licence agreement. It sought summary judgment for orders based on specific performance to inspect the licensee’s premises and records. The High Court held that the orders sought by the licensor were not justified by the licence agreement. See News Analysis: