By: Neil Fawcett
Since October 2006 members of the public have the right to see court papers in civil actions. These are usually compensation claims for personal injury or breach of contract, or other “civil wrongs” such as harassment or even libel or slander.

Anyone is now entitled to ask the court for copies of the statement of case of any of the parties to an action and for a copy of the court’s judgement. High profile litigants and those involved in commercially sensitive litigation are said to be looking for ways to confine sensitive information to supplementary documents and off the paperwork that is open to public (and press) view.

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