High Court Orders Defendant to Make Data Subject Access Request to Satisfy Plaintiff’s Discovery Request

For parties involved in litigation against individual counter-parties, the recent case of Susquehanna International Group Ltd v Needham confirms the availability of an alternative means of obtaining relevant documents from non-parties to the litigation and at a much lower cost, by means of a data subject access request. While the High Court did note that an order compelling a counter-party to make such a request will not always be appropriate, it did generally endorse this approach as a “straightforward, less costly process” to seeking discovery from a non-party.