On Tuesday 19 March (12.30 – 1.30pm GMT), Julian Copeman, Anna Pertoldi and Maura McIntosh will deliver a webinar for Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts looking at developments in the English law of privilege over the past six months. In that time, the courts have reinforced some old problems, such as the narrow interpretation of “client” for the purposes of legal advice privilege which has now been confirmed by the Court of Appeal (however reluctantly) in the high-profile ENRC case. They have also created some new problems, with the Court of Appeal in the WH Holding v E20 case denying privilege for internal emails discussing settlement proposals.
Overall, the recent decisions present significant challenges for commercial parties seeking to obtain legal advice or deal with litigation under the protection of privilege. In this webinar we will discuss the recent decisions and consider practical steps commercial parties can take to address the challenges.
The webinar is part of our series of HSF webinars, which are designed to update clients and contacts on the latest developments without having to leave their desks. The webinars can be accessed “live”, with a facility to send in questions by e-mail, or can be downloaded as podcasts after the event. If you would like to register for a webinar, or to obtain a link to the archived version, please contact Prudence Heidemans.