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Court of Appeal refuses litigation privilege for commercial settlement discussions

United Kingdom - December 10 2018 The Court of Appeal has provided further clarification regarding the scope of litigation privilege. In what was the first televised appeal in the...

Liz Williams, Amy Wilkinson, Devina Shah.

NCA resists first challenge to Unexplained Wealth Order

United Kingdom - October 16 2018 The National Crime Agency (“NCA”) has successfully resisted an application to discharge the first Unexplained Wealth Order made against “Mrs A” in...

Georgina Swift, Adam Greaves, Amy Wilkinson.

Court of appeal upholds decision that a private company is not amenable to judicial review

United Kingdom - October 4 2018 In the recent Holmcroft appeal, the Court of Appeal held that the Divisional Court had been correct in deciding that KPMG, acting as Independent...

Dan Tench, Tamsin Blow, Lisa Fox.

Court rules SFO can require foreign corporates with a “sufficient connection” to the UK to produce overseas documents

United Kingdom - September 12 2018 On 6 September 2018, the Administrative Court rejected a judicial review challenge brought by KBR, Inc. (a US company) against the Serious Fraud...

Amy Wilkinson.

Court of Appeal overturns restrictive interpretation of litigation privilege in ENRC dispute with SFO

United Kingdom - September 10 2018 In its highly anticipated judgment regarding the scope of legal privilege in relation to documents created during internal investigations, the Court...

Amy Wilkinson, Valerie Allan, Jan Burgess.