BITE SIZE KNOW HOW FROM THE ENGLISH COURTS
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The Court of Appeal has refused to extend the principles which restrict a lawyer from acting against their former client, holding that they were not applicable in a case where a firm represented different defendants in separate proceedings brought by the same claimant. Any concerns regarding confidential information obtained in the course of settlement discussions in one case could usually be adequately protected through an injunction restraining the opponent or their advisor from misusing that information.
Glencairn IP Holdings Limited & Anr v Product Specialities Inc (t/a Final Touch) & Anr