Solicitor wins High Court injunction stopping former lover going public

The High Court has granted a non-disclosure injunction to an “elderly solicitor” preventing his former younger lover from disclosing details of their relationship.

Daryl Ingram & Co Solicitors instructed 5RB’s William Bennett to lead the case for the solicitor, known as AVB, in front of Mr Justice Tugendhat.

Mr Justice Tugendhat
Mr Justice Tugendhat

According to the judgment the first injunction was granted in May without notice because, the judge said, had notice been given “there was a risk that the purpose of the proceedings might be defeated”.

“The information concerned the personal relationship that had existed between them, and communications to and about family members,” the ruling said.

Upon returning to the court in June (5 June) the defendant, known as TDD, was represented by Teacher Stern partner Jack Rabinowicz who instructed Cloisters’ Philip Engelman. She disputed the allegations against her and fired back complaints of her own, claiming that AVB had threatened to reveal confidential details of their relationship.

Tugendhat J adjourned the proceedings to allow the parties to agree on an order that would suit both parties. The judge rejected the first order submitted, stating that: “There was no provision in the draft order for directions, or for any time limit on the undertakings”.

The parties agreed and the court approved a further draft order, agreeing directions of any future case and a date upon which the order is to expire.

For the claimant AVB

5RB’s William Bennett instructed by Daryl Ingram & Co Solicitors named partner Daryl Ingram

For the defendant TDD

Cloisters’ Philip Engelman instructed by Teacher Stern partner Jack Rabinowicz