Barnetson v. Framlington Group Ltd. and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted June 11th, 2007 in contract of employment, law reports, privilege by sally

Extent of without-prejudice  privilege before dispute

Barnetson v. Framlington Group Ltd. and Another 

Court of Appeal

“When considering whether evidence of prelitigation disputes between the parties should be excluded under without-prejudice privilege, the critical feature of proximity to the litigation was the subject matter of the dispute rather than how long before the threat or start of litigation the matter was aired in negotiations between the parties.”

The Times, 11th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Buckley v. Dalziel and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted June 7th, 2007 in defamation, law reports, privilege by sally

Complaints to police are privileged

Buckley v. Dalziel and Another

Queen’s Bench Division

“Absolute privilege and immunity from suit were available to a person who provided information to the police to set in motion the process of an inquiry into possible illegality.”

The Times, 7th June 2007

Source: www.thetimesonline.co.uk

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Framlington Group Ltd. and another v. Barnetson – WLR Daily

Posted May 25th, 2007 in contract of employment, law reports, privilege by sally

Framlington Group Ltd. and another v. Barnetson [2007] EWCA Civ 502

“An employee’s discussions with his employer about the scope of his entitlement on the employment contract were inadmissible as ‘without prejudice’ communications even though at the time they occurred there was no litigation in prospect and no basis for litigation at the time they took place.”

WLR Daily, 24th May 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.