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legal alert: Internal Investigations - Re-establishing Legal Professional Privilege

07 Sep 18

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision and allowed a company’s claim of privilege over internal investigation documents sought by the Serious Fraud Office. The carefully crafted Judgment has curtailed the effect of other recent decisions which emphasised the difficulties of successfully withholding documents on the basis of legal professional privilege.

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legal alert: Tied in a knot: managing Japanese knotweed

31 Jul 18

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down a significant decision in the case of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Williams and another [2018] EWCA Civ 1514 relating to private nuisance and diminution of value from Japanese knotweed.

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legal alert: Injunctive relief – The importance of being full and frank

19 Jun 18

When a party makes a without notice application to Court for urgent interim relief, they are under a duty to give “full and frank” disclosure. Failing to comply in full with that duty can have serious consequences, which is exactly what happened in the recent case of Banca Turco Romana SA v Cortuk & Ors [2018] EWHC 662 (Comm), where a freezing order against three defendants was set aside.

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