BANKING LITIGATION PODCAST EPISODE 31: SPECIAL EDITION – PRIVILEGE

In this special edition of our banking litigation podcast, we consider some key issues on the topic of privilege which will be most relevant to in-house lawyers at banks and financial institutions. This episode is hosted by Ceri Morgan, a professional support consultant in our banking litigation team, who is joined by Claire Nicholas and … Read more

High Court finds accountants’ investigation report not protected by litigation privilege and considers requirements for obtaining disclosure under the Disclosure Pilot

The High Court has granted an application by a claimant state for orders that the defendant bank disclose an accounting firm’s investigation report (and associated documents) originally withheld from disclosure on the grounds of litigation privilege, as well as to disclose certain categories of documents on a Model E or “train of enquiry” basis and … Read more

Supreme Court judgment in KBR v SFO appeal: detailed briefing published

As reported in our previous blog post, the Supreme Court has handed down judgment in a keenly anticipated case concerning the scope of extraterritorial application of the SFO’s document compulsion powers under section 2(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (CJA): R (on the application of KBR, Inc) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2021] … Read more

High Court dismisses disclosure application by a group of unidentified investors on the grounds that it amounted to a “fishing expedition”

The High Court has dismissed an application by a group of unidentified investors for Norwich Pharmacal relief (or, alternatively, pre-action disclosure under CPR 31.16) in relation to a potential GBP £50 million damages claim against the defendant bank for an alleged breach of contract/negligence in connection with the sale of various tax mitigation schemes: Zeus … Read more