118 Data Resource Ltd v IDS Data Services Ltd and others

Specific performance – Uncertainty as to terms. The claimant company, 118, made an agreement with the defendant company, IDS, whereby IDS was permitted to use data supplied by 118. 118 became concerned that IDS was misusing the data. 118 made an application for specific performance in which it sought, among other things, to enter IDS's premises and examine commercially sensitive information. The Chancery Division, in dismissing the application, held that 118 had not shown a sufficiently clear case that it was entitled to enter for the purposes for which it wished to enter, nor as to what it was allowed to do once it had entered.

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