Web Summit co-founder ‘doubles down’ on claim company deleted documents, High Court hears

High Court hears just under 30,000 documents from a ‘universe of 14 million’ had been received

A lawyer for Paddy Cosgrave said the accusation that Web Summit remotely deleted documents was made without any evidence. Picture: Getty Images

A claim that Web Summit remotely deleted documents held by one of the men involved in a series of lawsuits with the company has been “doubled down” on despite no evidence being provided, the High Court has heard.

Bernard Dunleavy, SC for Web Summit’s parent company, said this allegation was initially raised in legal correspondence but had been repeated in an affidavit of discovery from David Kelly, a minority shareholder, who is suing and being ...