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Does privilege apply to advice from non-legal professions?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 22 2013

In a recent English Judgment concerning R (Prudential Plc and another) v. Special Commissioner of Income Tax and another 2013 UKSC 1, the Supreme


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


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


Be prudent with privilege: Legal advice from non-lawyers is not privileged under English and Bermuda Law
  • Sedgwick LLP
  • Bermuda, United Kingdom
  • January 23 2013

In its first major judgment of 2013, R (on the application of Prudential plc and another) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and another 2013


Tax accountant advice does not attract solicitor client privilege in the UK
  • Thorsteinssons LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 21 2013

Subject to limited exceptions, communications involving legal advice between a lawyer and his or her client are privileged. As a result, a client can


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


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


Law Society to intervene in Prudential appeal to Supreme Court
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Lawyers the privileged profession
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2013

The case of Prudential Plc and Prudential (Gibraltar) Limited v Commissioner of Income Tax and Philip Pandolfo (HM Inspector of


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