UK Supreme Court Declines to Extend Legal Advice Privilege to Communications with Non-Lawyers

January 25, 2013

On January 23, 2013, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the Prudential case. The case related to the ability of a client to claim legal advice privilege over communications relating to tax advice provided by a firm of accountants. The Supreme Court held, by a majority decision, that legal advice privilege extends only to communications relating to legal advice which are made between professional lawyers and their clients. The attached alert discusses the case in more detail.

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