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Is it possible to make an ex-parte disclosure application against a non-party?

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Published on LexisPSL on 28/02/2017

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

  • Is it possible to make an ex-parte disclosure application against a non-party?
  • Pre-action
  • Post issue

There may be instances when you know or suspect that a person or entity that is not a party to proceedings (a 'non-party' or 'third party') has documents in its possession that may be relevant to your client's case. There are a number of ways in which you can seek to obtain any such documents. The procedure largely depends upon whether proceedings have started or not.

Pre-action

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