The team at Parris Whittaker take a high level look at why disclosure is important to cases in this piece – specifically disclosure from parties involved in a case and third parties.
As I often say, disclosure is the key to legal cases. In fact, it is crucial to a fair trial.
A robust and defensible collection process, done in a forensically sound way is essential where both parties can reach an agreement with one another on the appropriate approach being taken. Agreeing disclosure protocols in advance, i.e., by saying to the other side ‘this is how I will disclose’, ‘this is the format”, and ‘this is the metadata’, will avoid further issues and delays down the line.
A useful read and reminder about the importance of disclosure.
A request for disclosure of documents or information may readily responded to, particularly if the other party has not been involved in any wrongdoing – but that would be unusual. An applicant may, for instance, seek bank records and other financial information or information about individuals’ identities to resolve an issue or to shed light on a suspected pattern of misconduct.