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Special protection is afforded to communications between lawyers (and, in certain circumstances, third parties) and their clients. This is on the basis that there exists, at the center of that relationship, an obligation of confidence which the legal adviser owes their client, either in respect of confidential communications passed between them, or in relation to documents which may later form part of that party’s ‘brief’ in adversarial litigation. This special protection, enabling a client to retain confidentiality in relation to certain communications, tends to be known as ‘legal professional privilege’ (LPP) and is a central principle for the administration of justice. LPP is an umbrella term which encompasses legal advice privilege and litiga
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