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Legal Professional Privilege is one of those issues that crops up again and again in various guises. It can be particularly tricky for in-house counsel to navigate because their roles often include executive and commercial functions as well as legal ones. The law surrounding privilege is also in something of a state of flux, most notably in the West Ham v E20 Stadium litigation on which we reported late last year.

We have published a quick reference guide on privilege specifically for in-house lawyers. The guide briefly summarises the law on privilege and includes a flowchart to help determine whether or not a particular communication may be withheld from inspection. It also sets out some practical tips on how in-house lawyers can maximise the protection afforded by privilege, including in the context of internal investigations.

View guide here.

If you require further information about anything covered in this briefing, please contact Kate Allass, Jolyon Connell, Lucy Penn or your usual contact at the firm on +44 (0)20 3375 7000.

This publication is a general summary of the law. It should not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

© Farrer & Co LLP, November 2019

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