Can you keep a secret?
Finding a balance between protecting professional privilege and an individual's right to privacy with the needs of the state in preventing fraudulent or illegal activities is no easy task. Mary Ambrose reports on the efforts to force disclosure without infringing human rights
In a recent House of Lords decision, R v Special Commissioner and Another, ex parte Morgan Grenfell & Co Ltd , the Inland Revenue’s statutory powers to see certain documents belonging to a taxpayer were pitted against the taxpayer’s right to claim that those documents were protected by legal professional privilege.
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