Scottish Lion Insurance Company Ltd v Goodrich Corporation and Others: SCS 8 Mar 2011

The object of the proceedings was to protect the confidentiality of documents disclosing certain identities, and an order designed to achieve that objective had previously been made by the court.
Held: The court permitted the identities of the applicants to be withheld from public disclosure. The disclosure of their identities would be inconsistent with that order and would undermine the confidentiality which the proceedings were intended to preserve.
The court must have regard not only to the justice of its decision, but also to the justice of the procedures by which it gives it. It therefore had the inherent power, in his opinion, to withhold the identity of a party where, regardless of the outcome of the case, the disclosure of that party’s identity would constitute an injustice to him.


Lord Reed


[2011] ScotCS CSIH – 18, 2011 GWD 12-272, 2011 SLT 733




Companies Act 2006 899




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Updated: 28 July 2022; Ref: scu.430401