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PRIVILEGE: Practice makes privileged

05 February 2016  

Gwendoline Davies and Andrew Beck explain the important principle of legal advice privilege and offer their practical advice

Privilege is a hugely valuable legal right, and hit the legal headlines nationally and internationally in 2015. It entitles a client to withhold documents (including electronic communications) from a court or third party, without any adverse inferences being drawn.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Balabel v Air India [1988] Ch 317

    Citic Pacific Ltd v Secretary for Justice & anor [2015] HKCA 293

    Property Alliance Group Ltd v The Royal Bank of Scotland plc [2015] EWHC 3187 (Ch)

    R (Prudential plc & anor) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax & anor [2013] UKSC 1

    Three Rivers District Council & ors v The Governor & Company of the Bank of England [2003] EWCA Civ 474; [2004] UKHL 48

    USA v Philip Morris Inc & ors [2003] EWHC 3028 (Comm); [2004] EWCA Civ 330