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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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Litigation privilege did not apply to correspondence before litigation was "reasonably anticipated", judge says

A brewing company was unable to prevent correspondence between itself and its bank and accountants from being disclosed during a dispute connected with the sale of its eastern European business, a High Court judge has ruled. 23 Jan 2014

High Court restricts litigation privilege but gives pointers for future applications, says expert

OPINION: It will be harder than ever for companies to keep certain kinds of documents from being opened up to scrutiny after a recent High Court decision. The ruling does, however, give helpful guidance on what organisations have to do to secure... 16 Sep 2013

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