- Applications for information under CPR 71—what are the rules? (Vale SA v BSG Resources)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: Applications for information under CPR 71 are infrequent in complex, commercial litigation. Despite this, they remain a powerful tool enabling a judgment creditor to obtain information, both verbal (on oath) and documentary, from a judgment debtor. In this case, the court clarified the rules relating to the application procedure. Rejecting a wide-ranging challenge to the application, the court confirmed that the summary and straightforward nature of the process is applicable to all judgment debts, no matter the size of the debt nor the complexity of the underlying proceedings. Written by Harriet Campbell, professional support lawyer at Stephenson Harwood LLP.
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