A recent case involving RBS has highlighted parties' disclosure duties, writes Daniel Hayward-Hughes

Stuart Barrie Wall v The Royal Bank of Scotland plc [2016] EWHC 2460 was initially regarded by some, including the judge, Mr Andrew Baker QC, as ‘something of a test case for whether third-party funders can remain anonymous’.

RBS believed that Mr Wall should identify his third-party funders – an application that was granted – to ensure the bank would be able to seek costs should it successfully defend the litigation.

A recent leak of documents relating to the case to BBC Newsnight and Buzzfeed, however, has shifted the focus onto that of disclosure, with RBS and its solici...

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