Without Prejudice Communications in UK Law

  • Unilever Plc v Procter and Gamble Company
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 28 October 1999
    ...... of the general rule of evidence on 'without prejudice' communications to a form of ......
  • D. (Married Woman) (Respondent) v National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (Appellants)
    • House of Lords
    • 02 February 1977
    ......The evidence of the Director is that without an effective promise of confidentiality ... long recognised category of "without prejudice" negotiations but which in my opinion has now ... case by which, for the first time, communications to the Gaming Board were recognised as a suitable ......
  • Rush & Tompkins Ltd v Greater London Council
    • House of Lords
    • 03 November 1988
    ...... are thus protected from discovery by the "without prejudice rule." . 10 Careys ... "Without prejudice communications - any discussions between the parties for the ......
  • Riddick v Thames Board Mills Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 11 March 1977
    ...... demands of the job, he was unable to work without close supervision and was frequently failing in ... legal professional privilege, without prejudice communications and others and says: "Without ......
  • Costellow v Somerset County Council
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 09 November 1992
    ...... given on 22nd May 1991, Erskine Communications Limited v.Worthington , Court of appeal (Civil ... of the rules but may leave the defendant without any clear idea of the case which he has to meet, ... the issue of proceedings had caused no prejudice or serious risk of prejudice to the defendant. ......
  • R v Horseferry Road Magistrates Court ex parte Bennett (A.P.)
    • House of Lords
    • 24 June 1993
    ...... on 29 November 1991, my earliest communications with the South African authorities following the ... in Portugal by the Portuguese authorities without a warrant; that he had been put by them on board ... the punishment of crime is not to be prejudiced by irregularities on the part of inferior ......
  • Mannai Investment Company Ltd v Eagle Star Life Assurance Company Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 21 May 1997
    ...... proper form, they have of their own force without any assent by the recipient the effect of ...4555F that the absence of confusion or prejudice on the part of the recipient was irrelevant. ... techniques for interpreting communications, there was strict compliance. The notice clearly ......
  • Somatra Ltd v Sinclair Roche & Temperley (A Firm). ; Sinclair Roche & Temperley v Somatra Ltd and Others
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 23 October 2003
    ...... is common ground that the meetings were without prejudice. As I understand it, that is on the ... of the parties themselves that communications in the course of their negotiations should not be ......
  • R (Bermingham and Others) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 21 February 2006
    ......There followed a series of communications in June 2002 to which Mr Jones attaches some ... with the police and was informed that without further evidence they were unlikely to take the ...” refers primarily to the risk of prejudice to the accused, arising from delay, in the ......
  • R (Morgan Grenfell & Company Ltd) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax
    • House of Lords
    • 16 May 2002
    ...... to put all the facts before the adviser without fear that they may afterwards be disclosed and ed to his prejudice. The cases establishing this principle are ... taxpayer in person, and not merely communications and documents relating to the obtaining of legal ......
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