Privilege/without prejudice

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What is privilege? The core aim of privilege is to protect the confidentiality of communications between clients and their lawyers. Note that the right belongs to the...

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This Practice Note considers the Closed Material Procedure (CMP) which allows the state to disclose sensitive material to the judge without having to disclose the...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on what, if any, collateral or subsequent use can be made of documents disclosed during the course of civil proceedings. This is...

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This Practice Note looks at what confidential information is, who it belongs to and how to protect it. It considers disclosure obligations in relation to confidential...

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This Practice Note addresses some issues to consider where you have documents in a foreign language which are potentially relevant to the dispute and which may be...

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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: A guide to privilege for in-house lawyers. Written for in-house lawyers, this Practice Note provides...

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) confers a general right of public access to information that is held by public authorities which requires a public...

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This Practice Note considers legal professional privilege (LPP), which is made up of legal advice privilege and litigation privilege. It considers, in detail, the various...

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When dealing with litigation in various different jurisdictions, the Getting The Deal Through Guide (GTDT) titled: legal privilege and professional secrecy offers...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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This Practice Note considers the concepts of joint privilege (being joint retainer or joint interest privilege) and common interest privilege, including where they are...

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This Practice Note looks at loss of privilege in civil litigation in the context of legal professional privilege (LPP) and in particular considers the concept of giving...

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This Practice Note looks at privilege and confidential information in the context of a client-solicitor relationship where that solicitor-client relationship no longer...

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Note: this Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Closed Material Procedure. What is public interest immunity (PII)? A party may object to...

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STOP PRESS: On 29 July 2019, the High Court published its decision in R (on the application of National Council for Civil Liberties (Liberty)) v Secretary of State for...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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