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Courts given stronger powers to strike out 'fundamentally dishonest' claims, says expert

FOCUS: Courts in England and Wales now have the power to strike out personal injury claims in their entirety if the person making the claim has been fundamentally dishonest, even if parts of the claim were genuine. 17 Jun 2015

Lender entitled to rely on debt restructuring negotiations marked 'without prejudice', court rules

A lender was entitled to rely on communications with a debtor concerning the restructuring of a debt during court action to recover the money, even though those documents were headed "without prejudice and subject to contract", the High Court has said. 22 Oct 2014

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Documents remained privileged when they were sent on to third party's work email address, High Court rules

Highly confidential documents that were subject to legal professional privilege (LPP) did not lose this status when they were emailed by a party to his girlfriend, who then forwarded them to and accessed them through her work email account, the High Court... 28 Apr 2014

Litigation privilege did not apply to correspondence before litigation was "reasonably anticipated", judge says

A brewing company was unable to prevent correspondence between itself and its bank and accountants from being disclosed during a dispute connected with the sale of its eastern European business, a High Court judge has ruled. 23 Jan 2014

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