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Lifting the Lid on Embargoed Judgments

In cases where the English civil courts choose to reserve judgment, typically parties and their legal representatives are given a confidential preview of the result shortly before formal hand down. This process enables the parties and their counsel to make suggestions that correct drafting errors and to begin preparing submissions on any consequential matters. Naturally,

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English High Court Revisits the Scope of Litigation Privilege in Kyla Shipping Co Ltd and Another v Freight Trading Ltd and Others [2022] EWHC 376 (Comm)

The doctrine of legal professional privilege is a cornerstone of the English legal system. One aspect of this doctrine, litigation privilege, exists to protect confidential communications or documents between a lawyer and client (or a lawyer and third parties) where: (i) the document has been created by or on behalf of the client or lawyer;