Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 15: General update

In this 15th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at some recent or upcoming developments relating to disclosure, jurisdiction and the new Chancery Guide, decisions relating to privilege and the application of the without prejudice rule, and the impact of the UK sanctions regime on proceedings in the English court involving … Read more

High Court refuses injunction to prevent use of privileged material disclosed in error, where it revealed potential serious breach of court guidance

The High Court has refused to grant an injunction to prevent a party using privileged material in a letter exhibited to an opponent’s witness statement filed in support of an interim application, where the material had been included in error but the error was not obvious to the recipient: Pickett v Balkind [2022] EWHC 2226 … Read more

Court of Appeal considers iniquity exception to privilege

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court decision (considered here) which found that parties will not necessarily be prevented from maintaining privilege in all cases where it is found that they have made false statements to their solicitors and the court: Candey Ltd v Bosheh [2022] EWCA Civ 1103. It is well established … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 13: General update

In this 13th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we give an update on recent cases relating to force majeure in the context of US sanctions, trial witness statements, draft judgments provided under embargo, and privilege, as well as cases and developments concerning cryptocurrencies. This episode is hosted by Anna Pertoldi, a … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 12: General update

In this 12th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we outline some recent cases on witness evidence, privilege and the dangers of filing court documents on the last day for service. We also cover some decisions on jurisdiction, and finally we look at a few recent cases where the courts have had … Read more