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PRIVILEGE: Fight the good fight

11 April 2014  

Davinia Brennan examines recent case law on litigation privilege

A recent UK High Court case serves as a reminder of the risks of instructing non-legal advisers in matters that subsequently turn contentious. The court held that a company’s claim for litigation privilege in respect of certain documents produced by a bank and by accountants had not been made out, and the documents therefore had to be disclosed.

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Gallagher v Stanley [1998] 2 IR 267

    Irish Press Publications Ltd v Minister for Enterprise and Employment [2002] IEHC 104

    Silver Hill Duckling Ltd v Minister for Agriculture [1987] IR 289

    Starbev GP Ltd v Interbrew Central European Holding BV [2013] EWHC 4038 (Comm)