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NORWICH PHARMACAL: Kicked into touch (again)

01 February 2013  

Louise Millington-Roberts reports on the final hearing in The Rugby Football Union v Viagogo

Regular readers may recall my report ‘Converting a Try’, CLJ42, March/April 2012, p8 on The Rugby Football Union v Viagogo Ltd [2011] when, in March 2011, Tugendhat J granted a Norwich Pharmacal Order to the RFU. The order required Viagogo to disclose the identities of the persons or entities that had advertised the sale and/or sold RFU tickets. I also reported on the subsequent appeal, which the Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed, and where Viagogo adduced a further ground for resisting the grant of the order, maintaining that the order would constitute an interference with the wrongdoer’s privacy rights.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    The Rugby Football Union v Consolidated Information Services Ltd (Formerly Viagogo Ltd) (In Liquidation) [2012] UKSC 55

    The Rugby Football Union v Viagogo Ltd [2011] EWHC 764 (QB)

    The Rugby Football Union v Viagogo Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1585