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PRIVILEGE: Secret fights

13 June 2014  

In the second of two articles, Davinia Brennan explores a recent decision from the Irish High Court on litigation privilege

Part 1: 'Fight the good fight' (CLJ54)

The Irish High Court has held that the concept of ‘once privileged, always privileged’ only applies to claims to privilege based on legal advice privilege, and not to litigation privilege.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Blank v Canada [2006] SCC 39

    Bord na Mona v Sisk [1990] 1 IR 85

    Downey v Murray [1988] NI 600

    Gallagher v Stanley [1998] 2 IR 267

    Kerry County Council v Liverpool Salvage Association [1904] 38 ILTR 7

    Porter v Scott [1979] NI (6)

    Quinlivan v Tuohy [1992] (unreported)

    Rylands v Fletcher [1868] UKHL 1

    Smurfit Paribas Bank Ltd v AAB Export Finance Ltd [1990] 1 IR 469

    The Aegis Blaze [1986] 1 Lloyds Rep 203

    University College Cork – National University of Ireland v Electricity Supply Board [2014] IEHC 135

    Waugh v British Railways Board [1979] UKHL 2; [1980] AC 521

    Woori Bank & anor v KDB Bank Ireland Ltd [2005] IEHC 451