Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 43 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWCA Civ 1235
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Maurice Kay VP, Munby and Lewison LJJ

Representation Andrew Onslow QC (instructed by Dechert LLP) for the claimant.
  Alain Choo Choy QC (instructed by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Sullivan LLP) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 3 October 2012

Catchwords

Practice - Hearing - Hearing in camera - Claimant commencing proceedings against defendant with respect to share capital - Defendant contending claimant linked to Russian organised crime groups - Defendant seeking orders for trial in private and orders restricting disclosure of witnesses' identities - Judge finding no evidence of risk of violence to witnesses - Judge refusing to make application for majority of witnesses - Defendant appealing - Whether judge erring - European Convention on Human Rights, art 2.

The Case

Practice Hearing. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, upheld a decision refusing to grant protection orders in regard to witnesses due to give evidence in proceedings in which the claimant was alleged to have been involved with organised crime groups.

Practice Areas

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