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When will reference to a document in a witness statement waive privilege in that document

Published on 14 May 2020. By Davina Given, Partner and Gill O'Regan, Senior Associate

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Tread carefully when considering whether and how to reference privileged documents; "deployment" of a document may draw back the cloak of privilege but a "mere reference" may not. Context will be key.

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High Court: Claimants' litigation funder ordered to provide security for costs

Published on 21 February 2020. By Chris Ross, Partner and Gill O'Regan, Senior Associate

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The High Court has handed down a significant judgment giving important guidance on the Court’s approach to issues of costs-sharing and security for costs against litigation funders in large multi-party claims. The judgment will be a key touchpoint in this developing area of law. RPC acts for Ingenious in the proceedings. The judgment citation is [2020] EWHC 235 (Ch).

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When is opinion evidence admissible?

Published on 31 October 2019. By Parham Kouchikali, Partner and Gill O'Regan, Senior Associate

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To be prima facie admissible in court, opinion evidence must be relevant and prepared by someone who would be qualified to give expert evidence. Only evidence which falls within CPR 35 will be subject to the attendant restrictions on admissibility contained in that rule (Gregory v Moore).

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Court of Appeal upholds wide exclusion clause

Published on 17 July 2018. By Tim Brown, Partner and Gill O'Regan, Senior Associate

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In its recent decision in Goodlife Foods Limited v Hall Fire Protection Limited ([2018] EWCA Civ 1371) the Court of Appeal held that a particularly broad exclusion clause in a contract relating to a fire suppression system was reasonable within the framework of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.

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