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No infringement of privilege in regulator investigations
  • Signature Litigation
  • United Kingdom
  • October 9 2018

The High Court has recently reaffirmed the somewhat controversial principle that disclosure of privileged client documents by a regulated entity to

Financial Reporting Council granted access to privileged documents of auditor’s client
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • October 1 2018

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the regulatory body for accountants, auditors and actuaries in the UK, was allowed access to privileged

Audit Client could not Resist Disclosure to Regulator on Privilege Grounds
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • United Kingdom, Ireland
  • September 26 2018

In the first application of its type to reach the courts in that jurisdiction, the English High Court has held that the client of an audit firm could

"Maxwellisation" and the FRC
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • September 25 2018

It is a fundamental legal principle in regulatory investigations that "a person be given a fair opportunity to respond to criticism prior to its

From Quinn Direct to Sports Direct: why should regulators be better off than insurers when it comes to privileged documents?
  • 4 New Square Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • September 20 2018

In this article, Helen Evans and William Harman of 4 New Square argue that the recent decision in Financial Reporting Council Limited v Sports Direct

Privilege no defence to notice requiring production of client’s privileged documents to regulator
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 18 2018

The High Court has held that an audit client could not withhold documents on grounds of privilege when responding to a notice requiring the production

Sexual Harassment in the workplace and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 18 2018

This podcast focuses on some of the issues and risks surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace, especially in light of publicity around

Another bombshell on privilege - and interesting repercussions for auditors audit clients
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • USA
  • September 17 2018

No sooner has the dust settled on the ENRC decision, than the High Court delivers another sizzler developing the law on privilege further, and this

Requirement to produce documents to an adviser’s regulator does not infringe client’s privilege
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2018

The High Court has recently heard the first application by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to require a client to produce documents in

Can a company stop a public authority from publishing materials that might damage its commercial reputation?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 6 2018

The High Court judgment in Taveta Investments Ltd v Financial Reporting Council addresses a question that arises from time to time for all public law