Single Buoy Moorings Inc v Aspen Insurance UK Ltd (on behalf of all underwriters subscribing to Policy No. HL250608 save for AIG Europe Ltd)

Disclosure and inspection of documents – Legal professional privilege. The defendant insurer made three applications to the court, concerning disclosure and privilege, in a substantial claim brought by the claimant for an indemnity under an insurance policy, in respect of damage to an oil rig. The insurer was granted permission, under CPR 31.20, to rely on certain documents said to have been mistakenly disclosed by the claimant, which were said to be privileged. Further, the Commercial Court held that the insurer was entitled to specific disclosure of certain categories of documents, save for those covered by legal advice privilege, and that, since it had held that the claimant's claim to privilege in respect of certain documents could not be maintained for a certain period, it was appropriate for the redactions from documents falling within that period to be reviewed.

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