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PRIVILEGE: Privacy – it’s a privilege

23 November 2012  

Richard Pike, Henry Garfield and Phoebe Seers review the law relating to legal professional privilege in internal investigations.

There can be no doubt that corporate internal investigations are a hot topic at present. At the time of writing, it seems there are stories in the news every day regarding new corporate investigations, whether into the manipulation of LIBOR or other concerns such as phone hacking or premium rate voting.

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Re L [1997] AC 16

    R (on the application of Prudential plc & anor) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax & anor [2010] EWCA Civ 1094

    Tesco Stores Ltd & ors v Office of Fair Trading [2012] CAT 6

    Three Rivers District Council & ors v The Bank of England [2004] EWCA Civ 218