How do Court’s deal with commercially sensitive documents being used in proceedings? Our dispute lawyers explain.

It is not at all unusual for a client to be hugely reluctant to disclose a contract, licence or such like because whilst it is material to a case, it also contains sensitive and valuable information. We extinguish such concerns by adopting pragmatism and applying the law to protect our clients. Courts are not blind to the issue of confidentiality and will, within court orders, provide for disclosure to be made either in redacted form or subject to a ‘confidentiality ring’ whereby only certain individuals may see the information and then only use it for the purpose of the claim.

How do Court’s deal with commercially sensitive documents being used in proceedings?  Our dispute lawyers explain.

It is not at all unusual for a client to be hugely reluctant to disclose a contract, licence or such like because whilst it is material to a case, it also contains sensitive and valuable information.  We extinguish such concerns by adopting pragmatism and applying the law to protect our clients.  Courts are not blind to the issue of confidentiality and will, within court orders, provide for disclosure to be made either in redacted form or subject to a ‘confidentiality ring’ whereby only certain individuals may see the information and then only use it for the purpose of the claim.

This was the precise point in Aqua Global Solutions Ltd v Fiserv (Europe) Ltd where the court ordered disclosure of a document that was important to litigation but made disclosure subject to a confidentiality ring.

We handle all types of litigation and have to address all number of problems.  However due to our experience there is little we have not seen before and with knowledge of both the court rules and underlying law, we can advise and address all points that arise.

If you wish to discuss a claim please do get in contact with our litigators for a free initial telephone discussion.