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Question of the week: we are acting for a client in a dispute. We are pre-action. The opposing party (our client's ex-partner) has made a Data Subject Access Request of this firm. Can we resist on the basis that it is a fishing expedition? Does Legal Advice Privilege apply and to what extent?

Question of the week: we are acting for a client in a dispute. We are pre-action. The opposing party (our client's ex-partner) has made a Data Subject Access Request of this firm. Can we resist on the basis that it is a fishing expedition? Does Legal Advice Privilege apply and to what extent?
Published on: 31 July 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Question of the week: we are acting for a client in a dispute. We are pre-action. The opposing party (our client's ex-partner) has made a Data Subject Access Request of this firm. Can we resist on the basis that it is a fishing expedition? Does Legal Advice Privilege apply and to what extent?
  • Processing personal data
  • Data subject access requests
  • Legal professional privilege

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This week’s Question of the Week is we are acting for a client in a dispute. We are pre-action. The opposing party (our client's ex-partner) has made a Data Subject Access Request of this firm. Can we resist on the basis that it is a fishing expedition? Does Legal Advice Privilege apply and to what extent?? Read our Q&A to learn more about this topic and what issues law firms may face. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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