Tchenguiz v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (MH Procureur for Guernsey and another intervening)

Discovery – Production of documents. The first claimant applied for permission to use 22 documents disclosed in English proceedings by the Serious Frauds Office (the SFO) in Guernsey proceedings. The documents arose from liaison between the SFO and Guernsey authorities concerning an investigation into suspected fraud and related offences. The judge granted permission for two of three purposes and the first claimant appealed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that the judge had correctly evaluated the conflicting public interests and had reached a decision which could not be impugned.

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