2 October 2020

Andrew Head writes for The Times on the iniquity exception involving fraudulent investment schemes

Dispute Resolution Partner, Andrew Head’s article entitled ‘Who should pay when the iniquity exception comes into play?’ was published in The Times.

In the article, Andrew discusses the extent to which lawyers can protect their client’s privilege, particularly if they suspect a fraud. Andrew notes how this might trigger the so-called ‘iniquity exception’ potentially leading to soaring costs; a key issue in the recent dispute between Dentons Europe, formerly Salans and aggrieved investors.

The case surrounds a group of claimant investors, led by Lee Victor Addlesee and represented by Forsters, who are pursuing Dentons’ European arm for approximately €6.5 million in relation to its alleged participation in enabling a fraudulent investment scheme.

Read the full article here, behind the paywall.

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