Legal professional privilege is recognised as a fundamental human right, which serves an important public interest in allowing parties to take legal advice, and prepare for litigation, without fear that what they say may later be disclosed and used against them. But the English law of privilege has developed in ways that many clients and practitioners find both surprising and unsatisfactory.

Maura McIntosh has published a post on Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution blog which considers some of the anomalies that arise under the current law and gives her views on how the law could be developed to address the difficulties. Click here to read the post (or here for the Practical Law Dispute Resolution blog homepage).