Anton Piller order


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Anton Piller order

(ˈæntɒn ˈpɪlə)
n
(Law) law the former name for search order
[C20: named after the plaintiff in a case (1976) in which such an order was made]
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An Anton Piller order, which is one of the most extreme remedies available in Canada, protects evidence in special circumstances.
Early on, the Plaintiffs obtained an Anton Piller order ex parte to enter Defendants' premises to search, inspect, remove, detain and retain certain documents.
In the Court's view, it must resolve the conflict "on the basis that no one has the right to be represented by counsel who has had access to relevant solicitor-client confidences in circumstances where such access ought to have been anticipated and, without great difficulty, avoided and where such counsel has failed to rebut the presumption of a resulting risk of prejudice to the party against whom the Anton Piller order was made.
The party who is the beneficiary of an Anton Piller order has the right to seize and secure evidence on certain terms.
For example, when seeking an Anton Piller order, the victim must show that he or she had a business relationship with the defendant and that the defendant is likely to be in possession of documents that can help prove the fraud, such as bank account statements, letters to and from the victim, and internal memos between members of the fraud scheme.
Plaintiff becomes claimant, writ - claim form, pleading - statement of case, statement of claim or points of - particulars of claim, summons or motion - application, interrogatories and further and better particulars - requests for information, discovery - disclosure, leave of the court - permission of the court, minor/infant - child, in camera or in chambers - in private, next friend or guardian ad litern - litigation friend, payment into court - Part 36 payment, subpoena - witness summons, taxation of costs - assessment of costs, taxing master - costs judge, Anton Piller order - search order, Mareva injunction - freezing injunction, inter partes - on notice, originating summons - alternative procedure, and ex parte - without notice
He has particular experience in dealing with all types of urgent injunctive relief cases including ex parte applications for freezing injunctions, receivership and Anton Piller orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other disclosure orders.
With a career that has already spanned over 21 years, he has experience in Anton Piller Orders (evidence preservation), Norwich Orders (third party disclosure of records), and Mareva Injunctions (freezing assets); and has acted as trial counsel in numerous commercial litigation and corporate fraud claims.