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PRIVILEGE: Keeping secrets

17 February 2017  

Paolo Sidoli looks at a reassertion of privilege by the Court of Appeal

In Avonwick Holdings Ltd v Shlosberg [2016], the Court of Appeal considered whether privilege attaching to a bankrupt’s documents constituted property which vests in a trustee in bankruptcy and, if so, what use can be made of the privileged documents in the exercise of a trustee’s statutory powers.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Avonwick Holdings Ltd & anor v Shlosberg [2016] EWHC 1001 (Ch); [2016] EWCA Civ 1138

    R v Derby Magistrates’ Court, ex parte B [1995] UKHL 18

    R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Simms [1999] UKHL 33

    R v Special Commissioner & anor, ex parte Morgan Grenfell & Co Ltd [2002] UKHL 21