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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 6 Jul 2010

Law Society opposes extension of legal privilege to non-lawyers

As we previously reported in our General Counsel Update dated 10 November 2009, in Prudential PLC and Prudential (Gibraltar) Limited v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and Philip Pandolfo (HM Inspector of Taxes) the High Court considered whether legal professional privilege (LPP) could be extended to cover advice on tax law given by accountants to prevent disclosure of such advice to HMRC.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 25 Mar 2009

Privilege and in-house lawyers ECJ ruling on intervenors

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has refused permission for various bodies, including the Law Society of England & Wales, the American Bar Association and the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE 100 (the GC100), to intervene in the appeal to the ECJ in the long-running Akzo Nobel case.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 25 Mar 2009

Auditor liability limitation agreements - GC100 issues guidance note

The Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE 100 (the GC100) has issued a note on auditor liability limitation agreements (LLAs).

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