"Without Prejudice" - A Recent Judgementgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Repossession : One Thread
This recent case in the Court of Appeal may go some way towards clarifying the use of "Without Prejudice" documents.
** Without-prejudice draft inadmissible to challenge claim at trial **
Judgment October 19, 2000
Full report at:
"Because public policy encouraged the settlement of disputes before resorting to law, such negotiations were made without prejudice to any future litigation and that meant at such a future trial no reference could be made to earlier draft Bwithout prejudiceB documents."
-- Tony Hayter (Tony@Hayter.com), November 15, 2000
Appologies for my lack of understanding but I do not understand what ** Without-prejudice draft inadmissible to challenge claim at trial ** actually means.
The company I am dealing with has, in their last 2 letters, added Without Prejudice. What meaning does this have and why have they begun to use these words?
-- Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 15, 2000.
A very good explanation of "Without Prejudice" - what the expression means, and when to use it, can be found here:
I hope this helps you.
-- Tony Hayter (Tony@Hayter.com), November 15, 2000.