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PRIVILEGE: Negotiation with prejudice

06 February 2015  

Clare Toomer considers the decision in Avonwick v Webinvest [2014]

It is often thought that heading a letter ‘without prejudice’ will protect it from being disclosed later in proceedings, but, as a recent case reminds us, that will not always be correct.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Avonwick Holdings Ltd v Webinvest Ltd & anor [2014] EWHC 3322 (Ch)

    Bradford & Bingley plc v Rashid [2006] UKHL 37

    Oceanbulk Shipping & Trading SA v TMT Asia Ltd & ors [2010] UKSC 44

    Rush & Tompkins Ltd v Greater London Council & ors [1988] UKHL 7

    Unilever plc v The Proctor & Gamble Company [1999] EWCA Civ 3027