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PwC v BTI – allegations of abuse of process by collateral attack


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Jennifer Seaman has prepared a case note on the recent Court of Appeal case of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP v BTI LLC 2014, covering abuse of process in professional negligence proceedings.

On 11 January 2021, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP v BTI 2014 LLC [2021] EWCA Civ 9.  One of the issues the Court of Appeal was asked to consider was whether there was an abuse of process by BTI in bringing professional negligence proceedings against PwC, by way of collateral attack on an earlier decision of Mrs Justice Rose.

Jennifer Seaman explores the Court of Appeal’s judgment on abuse of process and highlights some practical points to be taken from the case.

Jennifer’s article can be read here.

About the author

Jennifer’s practice includes areas of general commercial and commercial chancery litigation, such as contractual disputes; commercial fraud; professional negligence; company insolvency and insurance.

If you would like to discuss any of the issues covered in this article please contact Jennifer directly or via her practice management team; Matt Sale (+44 (0)20 7427 4910) or Peter Foad (+44 (0)20 7427 0807) who would be happy to have a discussion in the strictest of confidence.


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