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Tesco document disclosure ruling will make parties “think twice” about cooperating with SFO

By James Thomas

13 February 2019

Tesco document disclosure ruling will make parties “think twice” about cooperating with SFO Credit: Flickr.com/Simon Haytack

A UK judge’s decision to force retailer Tesco to hand over documents in a civil case that it obtained from the SFO in a separate criminal matter may make third parties hesitate before voluntarily disclosing material to the authority, lawyers say.