The following Corporate Crime practice note Produced in partnership with Amanda Raad, Arla Kerr, Matthew Burn and Chris Stott provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Legal professional privilege (LPP) is recognised as a fundamental right by the courts in England and Wales. At its heart is an acknowledgement of the need for a client to be able to discuss matters openly and fully with their lawyers in order to be able to obtain legal advice without fear that the information will be disclosed. The effect of a document attracting LPP is that it is immune from disclosure to any other party.
For more information, see Practice Notes: Legal Professional Privilege in criminal proceedings and Maintaining privilege during criminal investigations.
In England and Wales, LPP is sub-divided into two different categories of privilege: legal advice privilege and litigation privilege. Broadly speaking:
legal advice privilege applies to confidential communications between a lawyer and their client for the purpose of giving or obtaining legal advice:
‘all communications between a solicitor and his client relating to a transaction in which the solicitor has been instructed for the purpose of obtaining legal advice will be privileged, notwithstanding that they do not contain advice on matters of law or construction, provided that they are directly related to the performance by the solicitor of his professional duty as legal adviser of his client’
litigation privilege requires litigation to be in progress or contemplation, and for the protected communication to have been made for the sole or dominant purpose of
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