Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 244 (Nov)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Simon Brown, May and Clarke LJJ

Representation Paul Epstein (instructed by Robert Thompson LLB) for the claimant.
  Jeremy Johnson (instructed by Dolmans, Cardiff) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 18 November 2002


Practice and procedure - Unless order - Peremptory order for disclosure - Failure to comply - Person making disclosure statement not proper authorised officer - Discretion to strike out claim

The Case

Although under the provisions of the a corporate body might act as a director or company secretary of a company, a person who was himself authorised by such a corporation to make a statement of truth on the company's behalf would not be a properly authorised officer.

Practice Areas

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