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Strictly confidential? Supreme Court decides on extent of legal professional privilege

Overview

The Supreme Court has considered whether the protection of legal professional privilege should be extended beyond exchanges that individuals/companies have with their lawyers to cover advice given by accountants, or other professionals, and, if so, what sort of advice.


This is of importance to all organisations, whether private, public or third sector, as exchanges with such non-legal professionals can be highly sensitive. If LPP does not attach to these communications, then you are exposed to the possibility of being obliged to disclose them in any litigation, no matter how damaging.


Eversheds summarises the case's background and decision and outlines why it provides useful guidance on the application of LPP and the importance of ensuring that LPP attaches to confidential documentation.


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