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Walker Morris
A lack of understanding and a loss of privilege, however, can prove fatal to a case.
Clyde & Co
The High Court has rejected a specific disclosure application by ruling that legal advice privilege can apply to communications with unqualified in-house 'lawyers' based in foreign jurisdictions in the same way that it does ...
Two English High Court decisions have addressed separate but important points of principle relevant to the availability and application of English legal professional privilege ("privilege")...
Mayer Brown
As part of a regulatory investigation, the FRC issued a statutory notice requiring an auditor, which was the subject of the investigation, to produce papers, including those regarding its client's business.
Clyde & Co
So the notion that a reference to the effect of privileged advice will not amount to a waiver, whereas a reference to its content will, has been debunked.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
The privileged nature of communications between a client and legal team is fundamental so that there can be a frank exchange without concerns that information and advice may later be made open
Cooley LLP
Businesses' ability to adapt to the "new normal" of remote working in the UK has been astonishing and commendable.
Mayer Brown
Referring to privileged material in the context of litigation, whether in open correspondence, statements of case, witness statements, or otherwise, is always beset with risk; ...
Clyde & Co
In granting the appeal in this recent case, the High Court has provided an important reminder of the principles involved when determining whether legal professional privilege will have been lost...
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
The decision has broad implications for the ambit of privilege during regulatory investigations.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
It is well established that the "dominant purpose" test applies in the context of litigation privilege. However, until now, it has been...
In SL Claimants v Tesco plc [2019] EWHC 3315 (Ch), the High Court has held that a solicitor's attendance note did not lose privilege despite the note being disclosed
Gowling WLG
In an important decision for in-house lawyers in particular, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that documents will only benefit from legal advice privilege where they are prepared...
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
This case is thought-provoking for a number of reasons, but above all the use and treatment of the advice given by Royal Mail's economic advisers, Oxera, is of particular interest.
Clyde & Co
The Court of Appeal recently decided that legal advice given to HR on dismissing an employee for redundancy was not a "cloak" for a discriminatory dismissal
Mayer Brown
The Court of Appeal's recent judgment in Lee Victor Addlesee and others v Dentons Europe LLP1 , addressing the "novel" question of whether or not documents continue to be protected by legal advice...
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the documents of a dissolved company remain privileged, regardless of whether there is anyone who can assert the company's privilege
Clyde & Co
The Court of Appeal has issued another important ruling on the law on legal advice privilege by overturning the decision of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
The SFO recently released its much anticipated Corporate Co-Operation Guidance[1] (the "Guidance"). It provides details of the types of behaviour expected by the SFO in order for an organisation
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
On August 6, 2019 the Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") in London published a new section of its Operational Guidance entitled Corporate Co-operation Guidance
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