UTB LLC v Sheffield United Ltd; Sheffield United Ltd v UTB LLC and others

Disclosure and inspection of documents – Legal professional privilege. The applicant company's applications were allowed in part, in a dispute concerning the funding and ownership of Sheffield United Football Club. The Chancery Division held that, while the applicant (SUL) would be permitted to amend its claim to a limited extent, its application for further disclosure was refused. The defendant parties had made good their claim to legal professional privilege in other categories of documents. Further, none of SUL's disclosure applications were necessary for the just disposal of the proceedings and were reasonable and proportionate.

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