Without prejudice rule: High Court emphasises narrow scope of exceptions

The High Court has granted an application to strike out certain passages from defendants’ witness evidence on the basis that they were protected by the without prejudice (WP) rule and the defendants had not established that any of the recognised exceptions to that rule applied: Ocean on Land Technology (UK) Ltd v Land [2024] EWHC … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 20: General update

In this 20th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at the High Court’s decision dismissing ClientEarth’s attempt to bring a derivative action against Shell’s directors, the Supreme Court’s rather dramatic recent decision on litigation funding agreements, a brief update on a development relating to representative actions, some interesting recent contract … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 17: General update

In this 17th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we consider recent cases on waiver of privilege, developments relating to disclosure, judgments and enforcement, and two recent Court of Appeal decisions on limitation and settlement respectively. This episode is hosted by Anna Pertoldi, a partner in our litigation team, who is joined … Read more