The Commercial Court handed down judgment on 29 April 2021 in Global Display Solutions Limited & Others v NCR Financial Solutions Group Limited & Others [2021] EWHC 1119 (Comm).

Stuart Ritchie QC (leading David Lascelles), instructed by Michael Frisby and Mike Stocks at Stevens & Bolton, acted for the successful Claimants (GDS) following a remote trial of preliminary issues before Jacobs J in February 2021.

The judgment contains  helpful analysis and guidance on:

  1. Proof of rectification and the requirements of unilateral mistake rectification.
  2. Whether intimidation requires a threat, or whether coercive conduct alone suffices.
  3. The availability of justification as a defence to claims in conspiracy.
  4. Preparation of witness statements.

The case is also notable on the facts, including due to the calculated nature of the wrongdoing on the part of the Defendants (NCR), which led to an exemplary damages award of £125,000.

Please see here for a full note of the case.