Magic circle firm Linklaters has won an extension to a court order barring a former director from revealing details about incidents involving female staff after the High Court heard that the subject of the injunction does not contest the decision. 

Mr Justice Warby this morning ruled that his order against Frank Mellish, former director of business development, would run to 4pm on 22 February. He was agreeing to an application to extend an injunction made on 31 January, as set out in an open judgment on 5 February

Linklaters sought the injunction after Mellish, who left the firm in January after being given six months’ notice, emailed senior partners announcing that he intended to ’share my impressions of the current culture at Linklaters’, in particular ’the ongoing struggle Linklaters has with women in the workplace’.

Mellish did not attend this morning’s hearing. The court heard that he has instructed Australian lawyers in the matter but ’does not contest and does not concede’ the injunction, Warby J said.