Draft response on inadvertently receiving privileged material
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Draft response on inadvertently receiving privileged material

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  • Draft response on inadvertently receiving privileged material

Dear [insert organisation name]

We write in response to your letter of [insert date] concerning documents you sent to us on [insert date], which you now claim to be privileged.

We confirm that we have not yet read the documents in question, made copies of them, or sent them to our client.

[In the circumstances, we are prepared to return our copies of the documents to you and we enclose them with this letter. However, we do not necessarily accept that the documents are privileged and our client reserves his/her/its position in that respect. OR However, based on the material set out in your letter, we do not accept that the documents are privileged, for the reasons set out below: [set out reasons] Accordingly, as things currently stand, we do not agree that you are entitled to the return of the documents. If you have further evidence to support your claim for privilege, we would be prepared to consider it, and we strongly suggest that you provide it to us before making any application to the Court. OR However, you have provided no explanation as to why you claim that the documents are privileged. If you wish to provide a full and proper explanation to support your claim for privilege, we would be prepared to consider it, and we strongly suggest that you provide it to

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