Zenith Insurance Plc v LPS Solicitors Ltd
 EWHC 1260 (QB)
A claim for a Norwich Pharmacal order or pre-action disclosure in a civil fraud case.
William Irwin represented an insurer in a claim for a Norwich Pharmacal order and/or pre-action disclosure against a firm of solicitors. The respondent solicitors had acted for three claimants in personal-injury claims which the insurer had settled pre-action and then discovered were fraudulent.
The insurer had obtained an order for disclosure from the solicitor but considered that it was likely that there was further relevant material held by the solicitor. The court dismissed the application, holding that the insurer had not proved that there was further relevant material held by the solicitor.