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EVIDENCE: Careless whispers

11 August 2016  

Omar Qureshi and Kushal Gandhi consider the use of covert recordings

In the recent case of Singh v Singh [2016] the High Court decided that covert recordings of conversations between business partners were admissible as evidence at trial but should be treated with caution. The claimant relied on recordings of meetings he had with the first defendant in private to prove that he was a co-owner of two businesses which he and the first defendant had set up together. No one else had been party to their discussions about ownership of those businesses and the evidence of the witnesses was contradictory.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Singh v Singh & ors [2016] EWHC 1432 (Ch)