Letters of request. The claimants brought an action for fraudulent misrepresentation. The documents disclosed by the defendants indicated there had been criminal conduct including bribery of the Azeri authorities. The Director of the SFO served notices under section 2 of the CJA 1987 requiring both parties to produce the relevant documents to the SFO. The … Continue reading Marlwood Commercial Inc v Kozeny: CA 25 Jun 2004
The respondent sought an order to maintain the confidentiality of documents disclosed during patent revocation proceedings. It now appealed an order refusing confidentiality. Held: Under normal circumstances, a party requesting such an order must provide clear reasons for it to be granted. The court should recognise the lack of protection which would attach to a … Continue reading Lilly Icos Ltd v Pfizer Ltd (No 2): CA 23 Jan 2002
The claimant had for many years kept private journals, whose contents were circulated within a small circle of friends. He now sought to claim confidentiality and copyright in them when the defendant sought to publish them. Held: There was an arguable case that confidence existed in some part of the journals. The order for restraint … Continue reading HRH the Prince of Wales v Associated Newspapers Ltd: ChD 13 Jan 2006
In the course of unfair dismissal proceedings, the defendant had disclosed possession of confidential materials of his former employer. The employer began these proceedings based on the materials. Only at a later point when he appointed solicitors was a challenge to made to that use as contempt. The company now appealed against the strike out … Continue reading IG Index Ltd v Cloete: CA 31 Jul 2014
The defendant applied to have struck out the claim, saying that it was based upon a misuse of documents disclosed during an employment tribunal case, and was an abuse since the claimants had not sought the permission of the Tribunal for a second use of disclosed information. The defendant said that the information had been … Continue reading IG Index Plc v Cloete: QBD 11 Dec 2013
In an associated action, documents had been disclosed by the current respondent. The claimant sought an order allowing the documents to be released to a lawyer in support of consideration of taking action against third parties. The third party involved, having been given notice had no objection to the proposed release. Eder J  EWHC … Continue reading Tchenguiz and Another v Director of The Serious Fraud Office: ComC 29 Apr 2014
The Court was asked whether the court should give permission, pursuant to CPR 31.22(1)(b), for the use of disclosed documents other than for the purpose of the proceedings in which they were disclosed, in circumstances where those proceedings have been settled before trial, the documents have not been read to or by the court or … Continue reading Alphasteel Ltd v Shirkhani and Another: CA 23 Oct 2013
The claimant doctor sued in defamation for letters written by the defendants to the Fitness to Practice Directorate. She now sought to appeal against a finding that she could not rely upon one letter which had come to her attention through disclosure in other proceedings and also that material was privileged. Held: The defendant was … Continue reading White v Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and Another: QBD 1 Apr 2011
The claimant had been involved in patent infringement proceedings. Papers had been disclosed to them under confidentiality conditions imposed by the judge. In these subsequent proceedings, they sought leave to use the material.
Held: An order . .
Application under CPR r81.14(1) for permission to bring proceedings for committal for interference with the administration of justice. That is covered by Section III of CPR Part 81 (r81.12 to r81.14). The interference relied on is the use of documents disclosed in an action for a collateral purpose, contrary to CPR r31.22 Judges: Birss J … Continue reading Grosvenor Chemicals Ltd and Others v Upl Europe Ltd and Others: ChD 26 Jul 2017
Application made pursuant to paragraph 32 of Practice Direction 52C to rely on a supplementary skeleton argument for the purposes of the present appeal. The context in which this application is made is an appeal by the claimant against an order of Mr Justice Eder in the exercise of his discretion under Civil Procedure Rules, … Continue reading Tchenguiz v Director of The Serious Fraud Office and Others: CA 13 Oct 2014