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Waiver of legal advice privilege - need for reliance

United Kingdom - July 29 2020 Two recent English decisions have considered when a reference to privileged information in proceedings will waive the privilege in that information…

Annie Cao, Bridie McKinnon, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Luke Sizer, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Seb Bisley, Susan Rowe, Willie Palmer.

Legal advice privilege - ‘dominant purpose’ rule applies to in-house lawyers

United Kingdom - July 29 2020 In Civil Aviation Authority v Jet2.com Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 35, the English Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)…

Annie Cao, Bridie McKinnon, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Luke Sizer, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Seb Bisley, Susan Rowe, Willie Palmer.

Privilege and auditors - who makes the call?

United Kingdom - July 29 2020 A recent decision of the England High Court has held that it is auditors, rather than clients, who should ordinarily assess whether information…

Annie Cao, Bridie McKinnon, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Luke Sizer, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Seb Bisley, Susan Rowe, Willie Palmer.

Privilege against self-incrimination - application to partnerships

Australia, New Zealand - July 29 2020 In Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu v Sadie Ville Pty Ltd [2020] FCFCA 23, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia rejected an appeal by Deloitte…

Annie Cao, Bridie McKinnon, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Luke Sizer, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Seb Bisley, Susan Rowe, Willie Palmer.

Without prejudice communications - litigants cannot ‘cherry pick’ settlement correspondence

Hong Kong - July 29 2020 The High Court of Hong Kong in Poon v Poon [2019] HKCFI 3003 considered the admissibility of 'cherry-picked' settlement discussions in a dispute…

Annie Cao, Bridie McKinnon, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Luke Sizer, Oliver Gascoigne, Olly Peers, Peter Niven, Scott Barker, Seb Bisley, Susan Rowe, Willie Palmer.