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A mining business currently under criminal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) cannot claim litigation privilege, allowing it to withhold certain categories of internal documentation from the SFO, the High Court has ruled. 15 May 2017
It is insufficient for a party to litigation to withhold documents from disclosure by describing them as "by their nature privileged" without providing further information about those documents, the High Court has said. 14 Nov 2016
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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
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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