Norwich Pharmacal Orders Remain Vital In The Internet Age

By Simon Bushell (June 19, 2019, 2:48 PM EDT) -- The English civil courts have remarkable powers to require third parties to reveal information relevant to wrongdoing. Norwich Pharmacal orders can require a third party to reveal vital information, even overriding any duties of confidentiality which might normally apply, in appropriate cases.

For example, Norwich Pharmacal orders can require third parties to reveal who is behind an offshore vehicle or trust, or to identify a signatory on a bank account. They have been used to identify the anonymous users of social media platforms in defamation cases, and to uncover complex frauds. The Norwich Pharmacal jurisdiction continues to develop to this day,...

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