Addlesee and others v Dentons Europe LLP [2019] EWCA Civ 1600, [2019] 10 WLUK 10

C issued proceedings against solicitors who had acted for a now dissolved company, the company purportedly having operated a fraudulent scheme. C wished to see documents that passed between the dissolved company and D, which D asserted were privileged.

Re-trial for inadequately reasoned findings at first instance: Simetra Global Assets v Ikon Finance Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 1413

“There is nothing wrong with a shortcut, provided you don’t get lost.” Unfortunately, in this instance, the first instance judge erred in taking too many.

Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [2019] UKSC 32

When part of a post-employment covenant is in unreasonable restraint of trade, in what circumstances should the court sever, and remove it, so as to leave the employee bound by the remainder of it?

Freezing injunctions in aid of execution can prohibit the use of assets for business purposes.

Where there is a risk of dissipation between judgment and execution, post-judgment freezing injunctions are an increasingly common tool to facilitate execution, although, crucially, they are not a part of execution themselves.

Finality and Fraud.

Finality of judgment lies at the root of our legal system. In Virgin Atlantic Airways v Zodiac Seats [2014]