Full Court Minute Books

Case S118/2013

Expense Reduction Analysts Group Pty Ltd & Ors v. Armstrong Strategic Management and Marketing Pty Limited & Ors

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

18/12/2012 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Appeal) (Campbell JA, Macfarlan JA, Sackville AJA)

[2012] NSWCA 430


Civil procedure – Discovery – Privilege – Documents upon which legal professional or client legal privilege attached inadvertently disclosed to the other side – Whether such inadvertent disclosure has the effect of waiving privilege.

Civil procedure – Discovery – Confidential information – Whether the only basis on which the respondents could be prohibited from using the documents, or required to return the documents, was dependent on whether the circumstances on which they were communicated to or obtained by the respondents were such as to impose an obligation of conscience on the respondents – Whether an obligation of conscience could be imposed on the respondents in the circumstances.

Short Particulars


07/06/2013 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

21/06/2013 Notice of appeal

12/07/2013 Written submissions (Appellants)

12/07/2013 Chronology (Appellants)

09/08/2013 Written submissions (Respondents)

23/08/2013 Reply

04/10/2013 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

06/11/2013 Judgment  (Judgment summary)