Tag Archives: Prudential

UK Supreme Court refuses to extend privilege to accountants

The Supreme Court confirmed today that legal advice privilege (“LAP”) cannot be claimed in respect of confidential communications between accountants and their clients for the purpose of requesting or providing legal advice. LAP can be claimed only where such communications … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Privilege

Supreme Court hearing in Prudential starts today

The Supreme Court is set to hear Prudential’s appeal against the Court of Appeal’s much-publicised decision from October 2010 which confirmed that legal professional privilege did not extend to advice on tax law given by accountants, or anyone other than members of the … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Privilege

Prudential appeal to be heard in November 2012

In April this year, Prudential was granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court against the Court of Appeal’s decision confirming that legal professional privilege is restricted, at common law, to members of the legal professions: R (on the application … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Privilege

Law Society to intervene in Prudential appeal to Supreme Court

On 13 April 2011 the Supreme Court granted Prudential permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision confirming that legal professional privilege does not extend to tax law advice given by accountants, or to the advice of any professionals … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Privilege

The Supreme Court grants Prudential permission to appeal Court of Appeal judgment on legal advice privilege

In a decision handed down on 13 October 2010 the Court of Appeal confirmed that legal professional privilege (“LPP”) did not extend to advice on tax law given by accountants or anyone else other than legal advisors (ie qualified solicitors, … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Privilege

Legal advice privilege: only for lawyers

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment confirming that legal advice privilege does not apply to any professional other than a qualified lawyer, i.e. a solicitor or barrister, or an appropriately qualified foreign lawyer: R (on the application … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Privilege