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PRIVILEGE: Ever-decreasing circles

04 August 2017  

Gwendoline Davies, Andrew Northage and Robert Starr assess the impact of a recent ruling on legal professional privilege

A recent High Court ruling is the latest in a line of cases to limit the scope and availability of legal professional privilege. While Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd [2017] (SFO) was a criminal case, it applies equally to civil and regulatory investigations, and will be of significant interest because of its important implications for legal professional privilege.

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

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

    Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd [2017] EWHC 1017 (QB)

    The RBS Rights Issue Litigation [2016] EWHC 3161 (Ch)

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