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Privy Council confirms automatic right to appeal disclosure provisions within freezing orders

In Emmerson International Corp v Renova Holding Ltd (British Virgin Islands), the Privy Council held that leave is not required to appeal disclosure provisions within a freezing injunction. The Privy Council confirmed the position is the same whether the appeal is in respect of the initial freezing order or a subsequent variation of the order.

The Privy Council made clear that the restraining provisions and the disclosure provisions together form the operative part of a freezing order. It is that operative part, read as a whole, that constitutes an injunction for the purpose of section 30(4)(ii) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act, which provides an automatic right of appeal against injunctions.

Privy Council confirms automatic right to appeal disclosure provisions within freezing orders

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