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Joint or common interest privilege may arise where multiple parties have a right to assert privilege in the same documents. The circumstances of such privilege may vary.
Joint privilege occurs where multiple parties have a joint retainer or joint interest in advice, for instance, where a company seeks advice on a matter in which the directors have an interest (as defined in R (on the application of Ford) v FSA). Joint privilege may be asserted to enable a party to gain access to privileged information held by another pa
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Unlike many other countries, the UK has no unfair competition law. Brand owners seeking to prevent competitors from marketing ‘copycat’ products or using misleading advertising have to rely on a combination of different intellectual property rights. These rights include the common law right to
An ad hoc arbitration is any arbitration in which the parties have not selected an institution to administer the arbitration. This offers parties flexibility as to the conduct of the arbitration, but less external support for the process. It can be quicker than institutional arbitration but not if
This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.Note: this Practice Note does not deal with the
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners dealing with provisions in the CPR relevant to cross border matters, including CPR 5.4C (discussed below). For guidance on the impact of Brexit on the CPR, see Cross border
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