BITE SIZE KNOW HOW FROM THE ENGLISH COURTS
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In an interesting decision concerning the jurisdiction to obtain information from a judgment debtor, the London Circuit Commercial Court has held that an examination of a debtor was a hearing in public for the purposes of CPR 31.22, and so the usual prohibition on use of documents for purposes other than the proceedings in which they are disclosed did not apply to documents read to or by the court or referred to in that hearing. However, the Deputy Master made clear that his decision was limited to the case before him, given the potentially wider ramifications of the issue.
Slade v Abbhi