Joint Stock Company 'Aeroflot Russian Airlines' and others v Berezovskaya and others

Disclosure and inspection of documents – Privilege. In the course of proceedings concerning the administration of the estate of Boris Berezovsky, his daughter sought to rely on a witness statement containing confidential information on the settlement of proceedings with the appellants to establish the solvency of the estate. The judge had ordered disclosure of the confidential information with restrictions. The appellants appealed on the basis that such information was irrelevant to the determination of who was to administer the estate. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that the evidence of the value of the settlement would be that assessed by the estate's receivers who had seen the confidential information.

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