William Clark Partnership Ltd v Dock ST PCT Ltd

Disclosure and inspection of documents – Order for disclosure. The claimant firm brought an action seeking payment for outstanding invoices in relation to professional services provided to the defendant in relation to a project to develop a property in Lancashire. The defendant counterclaimed, alleging professional negligence. Shortly before the trial, the claimant applied for specific disclosure and permission to rely upon the expert evidence of a forensic accountant. The Chancery Division dismissed the application where the matter in respect of which specific disclosure and expert evidence was sought, was not a key issue in the context of the case, and considering the lateness of the application.

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