Sotheby's v Mark Weiss Ltd and others

Disclosure and inspection of documents – Legal professional privilege. The application of the first defendant company for inspection of certain documents succeeded, in a dispute concerning the sale of an allegedly counterfeit painting. The Commercial Court held that the correspondence, which was between the claimant auction house and two art experts, had not been brought into existence for the 'dominant purpose' of being used in contemplated litigation and hence would be disclosed.

Category: