Disclosure provides an authoritative and detailed analysis of the law relating to the process whereby parties to an action disclose to each other all documents relating to the action. It examines both substantive law and procedure, discussing the "who, what, how and when" of disclosure obligations and explaining the implications of non-compliance.
The new edition incorporates recent revisions to the Civil Procedure Rules which have expanded the law relating to disclosure, in particular CPR 31.16 (Disclosure before proceedings start) and 31.17 (Orders for Disclosure against a person not a party). It is also up to date with significant case law such as the House of Lords decision in BCCI v. Bank of England (on legal professional privilege).
- A single, reliable reference source for litigation practitioners, combining coverage of both substantive law and procedure
- Explains complex areas clearly and recommends solutions in controversial areas
- Provides detailed analysis of case decisions in the text, including Commonwealth cases
- Includes the relevant extracts from the CPR together with related Practice Directions and Forms
- Remains a key text internationally with material relevant to the Commonwealth, Ireland and the Channel Islands