Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd v National Westminster Bank plc and Others: ChD 6 Feb 2002

Where an innocent party had been joined in an action in order to ensure proper discovery, he should be excused from the action once he had complied with the discovery required. It would be wrong to continue his involvement against an unsupported expectation that further documents might be required.

Mr John Jarvis, QC
Times 14-Feb-2002, Gazette 21-Mar-2002
Civil Procedure Rules 19.2
England and Wales
CitedNorwich Pharmacal Co and others v Customs and Excise Commissioners HL 26-Jun-1973
Innocent third Party May still have duty to assist
The plaintiffs sought discovery from the defendants of documents received by them innocently in the exercise of their statutory functions. They sought to identify people who had been importing drugs unlawfully manufactured in breach of their . .

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Updated: 23 December 2021; Ref: scu.167607