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Law Society to intervene in Prudential appeal to Supreme Court

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 6 2011

On 13 April 2011 the Supreme Court granted Prudential permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision confirming that legal professional privilege does not extend to tax law advice given by accountants, or to the advice of any professionals other than qualified lawyers (i.e. solicitors, barristers or foreign lawyers): R (on the application of Prudential PLC & Anor) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax & Anor 2010 EWCA Civ 1094

Waiver of privilege: deployment and cherry-picking

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 9 2012

A recent tribunal decision has given a reminder of when a waiver of privilege will (or will not) extend further than a party intends: Fisher v HMRC 2012 UKFTT 335