||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 37 (Sep)
|| EWCA Civ 1323
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Wilson, Etherton and Sullivan LJJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||Tom Weitzman QC and Sophie Mallinckrodt (instructed by Nabarro LLP) for the claimants.
||Nigel Jacobs QC (instructed by Stephenson Harwood) for the defendants.
||4 September 2009
Disclosure - Privilege - Confidential documents - Vessel struck amidships - Vessel constructive total loss - Claimants commencing proceedings against defendants claiming full indemnity - Claimants seeking specific disclosure of documents - Judge finding defendants entitled to rely on litigation privilege - Whether judge erring.
Disclosure Privilege. Court of Appeal, Civil Division: The judge had been correct to find that the defendants were entitled to claim litigation privilege in respect of documents relating to the estimated cost of repairs of a vessel.
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