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Legal profession uniform law framework to commence in Victoria and New South Wales on 1 July 2015
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • June 30 2015

A new regulatory system for the legal profession will commence on 1 July 2015 in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria. It will create a common legal


In-house counsel update: legal professional privilege independence declines and the purpose dominates
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia
  • June 30 2015

Legal professional privilege, also known as client legal privilege, is an important tool to facilitate frank legal advice between lawyer and client


Advocate’s immunity applies to settlement advice
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia
  • June 30 2015

On 21 November 1999 Mr David Kendirjian, the applicant, was injured when a vehicle in which he was travelling collided with a vehicle driven by Ms


Hong Kong Court of Appeal rejects the narrow interpretation of “client” and adopts a broader test for legal advice privilege
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 30 2015

The Court of Appeal has handed down its much-awaited judgment in Citic Pacific Limited v Secretary for Justice and Commissioner of Police (unrep


Dar Al Arkan v Al Refai
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 29 2015

Where a claim is discontinued, unless the parties have agreed otherwise, or the court orders otherwise, the normal position will be that the claimant


Attention all lawyers! The unfinished business rule may finally be finished
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • June 26 2015

The courts continue to pick away at the "unfinished business rule." The latest blow came earlier this month when a U.S. district court dismissed a


Spring cleaning
  • Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2015

Most lawyers' writing - including mine, for the first draft or two - is full of junk. Much like your garage, or that closet you dread opening, briefs


Due process and equal protectionright of same-sex couples to marry
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2015

Two years ago, in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307, the United States Supreme Court invalidated Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act


Whether an auditor’s disclaimer excluded a duty of care to a third party bank
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2015

The recent High Court case of Barclays Bank Plc v Grant Thornton UK LLP 2015 considered the use of disclaimers of responsibility in protecting


Waiving goodbye to privilege
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

In the second post of our legal professional privilege series, we examine instances when such a privilege may be lost by waiver. Waiver of legal