Mostyn J refused an application by a husband to revoke a disclosure order made during financial remedy proceedings.
The wife said the password for the drive was written on the front of the envelope which contained the drive. The wife’s German lawyers confirmed by a statement that, in May 2016, they had accessed the documents on the drive using the password given by the wife. The wife’s case was that these were not confidential ‘Imerman’ documents (as contemplated in Tchenguiz & Ors v Imerman  EWCA Civ 908,  2 WLR 592). The drive was in a joint box which she could freely access, and she argued this was at the “lying around open in the kitchen” end of the spectrum.
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