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Can a public body keep confidential the terms of any settlement agreement it enters into?

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Published on LexisPSL on 20/05/2021

The following Dispute Resolution Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can a public body keep confidential the terms of any settlement agreement it enters into?

Can a public body keep confidential the terms of any settlement agreement it enters into?

As set out in Practice Note: Settling disputes—who, confidentiality and subject to contract, issues of confidentiality are key to consider throughout the settlement negotiation process.

There are ways in which to seek to preserve confidentiality of a settlement agreement when agreeing to settle active litigation, by using a Tomlin order which comprises the public consent order

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