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“Brevity is the Soul of Wit”

February 2015
Giles Tagg and Sam Taylor

Beware the Sesquipedalian Counsel!

William Shakespeare wrote that “Brevity is the soul of wit.” The courts are increasingly in agreement

Justice Leggatt’s Commercial Court judgment in the case of Tchenguiz et al –v-Grant Thornton et al Case No: 2014 Folio 1434 will alarm prolix solicitors and Counsel alike.

The judgment is far more than a benevolent “warning shot” from the Commercial Court that pleadings and submissions should be succinct and applicable court guidance be followed.

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