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HML PM Ltd v Canary Riverside (2019)

Summary

Thomas Grant QC and Ryan Turner, acting on behalf of the owners of the Canary Riverside development, have successfully resisted an application for an injunction to control the use of documents over which the applicant asserted confidentiality and legal professional privilege.

Mr Justice Nicol handed down judgment yesterday, despite the application having been withdrawn and the proceedings discontinued after a three-day hearing in the High Court. In his judgment, Nicol J dismissed the application and provided important guidance as to the standing of firms associated with Court- or Tribunal- appointed officers, such as interim receivers, liquidators, and managers, to assert confidentiality and privilege in connection with documents created in the course of the officer’s performance of their function.

This is the third case involving confidentiality in a commercial context in which Thomas Grant QC has appeared over the course of the previous two months, on those occasions leading Caley Wright and James Kinman.

The judgment has been reported as HML PM Ltd v Canary Riverside Estate Management Ltd

Thomas Grant QC and Ryan Turner were instructed by Freeths LLP.

Facts

Held

Queen's Bench Division
Judgment date
17 December 2019
References
[2019] EWHC 3496; [2019] 12 WLUK 268