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Court of Appeal finds one defendant cannot claim litigation privilege over text messages, despite accepting other defendants can do so

United Kingdom - October 19 2020 The Court of Appeal has found that a defendant was not entitled to claim litigation privilege in certain text messages as no litigation was in...

Maura McIntosh.

High Court rejects claim to litigation privilege in advice from accountants on tax structure

United Kingdom - October 6 2020 In a recent decision, the High Court has held that advice from accountants on a proposed new tax structure was not prepared for the dominant purpose...

Michael Hunt, Julian Copeman, Maura McIntosh.

Commercial litigation podcast series - Episode 4: General update

USA - October 5 2020 In this fourth Episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at a variety of cases and developments, including an update on...

Kevin Kilgour, Maura McIntosh.

Claimant’s offer construed to comply with CPR Part 36 despite error in specifying minimum 21-day “relevant period” for the offer

United Kingdom - September 22 2020 The High Court has construed a Claimant’s offer as compliant with CPR Part 36 where it stated that the “relevant period” ran for 21 days from the...

Caroline Tuckwell, Maura McIntosh.

Judicial Update on operation of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme

United Kingdom - September 22 2020 The judiciary has today published an Update on the operation of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme which has been operating in the Business and Property...

Julian Copeman, Maura McIntosh.