Draft letter seeking inspection of privileged documents
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Draft letter seeking inspection of privileged documents

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  • Draft letter seeking inspection of privileged documents

Dear [insert organisation name]

We write with respect to your [disclosure list], in which you have claimed to be entitled to withhold inspection of a number of relevant documents on the ground of legal professional privilege.

On the basis of the limited information you have provided, our client is not satisfied that these documents are protected by legal professional privilege. Accordingly, please confirm that you will provide inspection of these documents [in accordance with the Court’s directions OR in accordance with the CPR OR within [number of] days OR .

Alternatively, insofar as your client continues to assert privilege, please provide the following information within [number of] days:

    1. 1

      Please confirm that each document over which your client asserts privilege has been specifically assessed for that purpose. Please identify the person or persons who carried out the assessment. In particular, please confirm whether that assessment was carried out (or, if not, supervised) by a solicitor or other legal professional.

    1. 2

      In respect of each document over which your client asserts privilege, please:

      1. 2.1

        identify the nature of the document (for example, whether it is an email, a letter, a memo, a minute of a meeting, etc); and

      1. 2.2

        identify the sender or creator of the document and any recipients of the document.

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