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Home / News and Insights / Press / The justice wars: Denning strikes back

Lord Denning was, as master of the rolls, well used to seeing his judgments overturned by more conservative brothers in the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords. According to his memoirs, the reversals were ‘never so disappointing’ as in one particular case; it so offended his desire to ensure that the English common law did justice.

He can rest more peacefully now though. Over 40 years later, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has declared that the House of Lords got it wrong. Lord Denning was right all along. In the case of Convoy Collateral Ltd v Broad Idea International Ltd [2021] UKPC 24, a seven-member board has overturned the House of Lords decision in The Siskina [1979] AC 210, rewriting the juridical basis for the grant of freezing orders and other interim injunctions.

Richard, Langley, Partner in our litigation team, discusses the implications of this decision in an article for The Law Society Gazette.

The full article is available, here.

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