Disclosure of client contact details: conflicting approaches

The High Court has refused to order a firm of solicitors to disclose a client’s contact details to assist in the enforcement of a committal order against him, because those details were protected by legal professional privilege and because disclosure would deprive the client of his right of access to legal advice: JSC BTA Bank … Read more

Article published on new Europe-wide freezing order

The European Parliament and the Council of the EU are currently considering a proposed Regulation for a new European Account Preservation Order, which will introduce a new and additional kind of bank freezing order available throughout the EU (see post). The UK has not opted in at this stage, but is participating in negotiations and may opt in to … Read more

Webinar alert – what to do when you’ve just been given notice of a Freezing Order

On Thursday 19 January (12:45 to 1:45 UK time) Robert Hunter will present a live audio webinar offering practical advice to those who want to know what they can do after being served with a Freezing Order. This is part of our series of “Soundbite” webinars, which are designed to update Herbert Smith LLP clients and contacts on the latest developments without … Read more