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Waiver of privilege: deployment and cherry-picking
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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

BLG Monthly Update
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Argentina, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 19 2012

The BLG Monthly Update is a digest of recent developments in the law which Neil Guthrie, our National Director of Research, thinks you will find

Disclosure of tax avoidance schemes: new guidance issued
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2011

The Law Society has issued a Guidance Note for solicitors, which considers the relationship between solicitors' statutory obligation to disclose tax avoidance schemes to HMRC and legal professional privilege

Landmark US Supreme Court decision may extend US tax benefits to UK civil partners
  • Butler Snow LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • June 28 2013

On Wednesday, 26 June 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), which limits the definition of

HMRC hits professional service firms with growing number of legal notices in the last year
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2014

Over 1,500 legal notices issued requiring the release of documents and the provision of information on tax investigation targets Creates a legal

UK Supreme Court maintains status quo regarding the application
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 29 2013

On 23 January 2013, the UK Supreme Court handed down a judgment which dismissed (by a majority of 5 to 2) the latest attempt to extend the application

Scoping out legal advice privilege
  • Bedell Cristin
  • United Kingdom
  • February 5 2013

The Supreme Court has now given its judgment on the eagerly awaited appeal by Prudential regarding whether or not legal advice privilege should be

LPP: naked self interest replaced by functionality?
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 29 2013

In a landmark decision involving the great and the good of the legal world, the Supreme Court has confirmed that legal professional privilege (LPP

UK: pensions update August 2013
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 30 2013

Changes made to the Takeover Code which came into effect on 20 May 2013 give pension scheme trustees of funded defined benefit schemes a Greater say

UKSC declines to extend privilege to legal advice given by non-lawyers
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2013

Not a surprising result, but a significant decision. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) devised a tax avoidance scheme, which the Prudential group of