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High Court dismisses claim against Halal meat charity

Halal Meat Sellers Committee Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 2190

A Halal butcher purporting to represent a large number of others brought a claim against the charity alleging that its requirement that certified butchers only sell fresh meat certified by the charity was in breach of the charitable objects of the organisation, was in breach of natural justice and the doctrine of restraint of trade. HMC applied to strike out the claim form.

The High Court in allowing HMC’s application found that the claim form disclosed no reasonable grounds and in particular that there was no restraint of trade in circumstances where HMC was not a trading body, nor sought to make a profit and where there was no compulsion to join HMC’s certification scheme.

Court grants permission for service out proceedings in claim for breach of UK and EU competition law

Unlockd Ltd & Ors v Google Ireland Ltd & Ors [2018] EWHC 1363 (Ch)

In these proceedings, the claimants applied for permission to serve the third defendant (D3) out of the jurisdiction and D3 issued in effect a cross-application for an order that the Court should decline jurisdiction over it. The Court granted permission to serve the proceedings out of the jurisdiction on D3 as regards the claim under […]