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Answers to request for further information ordered despite privilege concerns (Lalana Hans Place v Michael Barclay)

Published on: 19 January 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
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Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: The High Court ordered a claimant to provide answers to requests for further information despite the lateness of the requests (one week before trial) and despite the answers being potentially privileged. The court noted that requests for further information and assertions of privilege are separate issues that should not be confused. However, when answering the requests, the claimant would be entitled to claim privilege if appropriate. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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