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A global guide to legal professional privilege: how it applies around the world


Although the concept of legal professional privilege is universal, its scope and limitation vary between jurisdictions. Who is a client? Who is a lawyer? What material is covered? What constitutes legal advice? Who can invoke legal professional privilege and when? How is legal professional privilege waived or otherwise lost?

There is no universal answer to these questions, but this DLA Piper guide to legal professional privilege aims to provide the initial guidance in your strategic communications and planning, and in shaping your strategy for sourcing and storing legal advice.

Fifty-one jurisdictions are covered in the guide, including England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the US, Australia, Brazil and China. Click 'View Briefing' to download the full guide.


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