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Lender entitled to rely on debt restructuring negotiations marked 'without prejudice', court rules

A lender was entitled to rely on communications with a debtor concerning the restructuring of a debt during court action to recover the money, even though those documents were headed "without prejudice and subject to contract", the High Court has said. 22 Oct 2014

Statutory register of government lobbyists will preserve legal professional privilege

Law firms that lobby the government on behalf of clients will not need to disclose any information protected by legal professional privilege (LPP) when a new statutory register is up and running, the UK government has confirmed. 18 Sep 2014

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Documents remained privileged when they were sent on to third party's work email address, High Court rules

Highly confidential documents that were subject to legal professional privilege (LPP) did not lose this status when they were emailed by a party to his girlfriend, who then forwarded them to and accessed them through her work email account, the High Court... 28 Apr 2014

Former FA chairman can rely on privilege in making comments outside of parliament to defend libel claims

The former chairman of the Football Association (FA) Baron Triesman of Tottenham can benefit from the "absolute privilege" that extends to comments made in the UK's parliament when he repeated those comments outside of the Parliamentary setting, the Court... 03 Mar 2014

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