The decision of the Victorian Supreme Court in Perry v Powercor [2011] VSC 308 (affirmed Powercor Australia Ltd v Perry [2011] VSCA 239) emphasises that a party asserting client legal privilege over an expert report bears the onus of proof in relation to that claim.  In this case, the plaintiffs sought access to reports prepared for Powercor in the aftermath of the Black Saturday fires, and succeeded in arguing that the reports were brought into bring for a multiplicity of purposes, none of which was dominant and not all of which attracted client legal privilege. Read more about this decision in the article in this month’s Competition Quarterly.