Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 174 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 3159 (TCC)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Technology and Construction Court
Judge:

Akenhead J

Representation Francis Tregar QC (instructed by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) for the claimants.
  Sean O'Sullivan (instructed by Wragge & Co LLP) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 24 August 2012

Catchwords

Disclosure and inspection of documents - Order for disclosure - Unless order - Court previously ordering striking out of claimant companies' action and defence unless disclosure made - Defendants contending claimants not complying with order and seeking strike out - Claimants seeking relief from sanctions - Whether claimants' action and defences should be struck out.

The Case

Disclosure and inspection of documents Order for disclosure. The Technology and Construction Court had previously ordered the striking out of the claimant companies' action and defence unless disclosure was made. The defendant individuals contended that the companies had not complied with the unless order and sought the striking out of the action and the companies' defences. The court held that there had been breaches of the unless order, but that relief from sanctions should be granted.

Practice Areas

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