A privileged position?
Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights effectively protects the privileged status of tax advice. But should the courts treat a legally qualified adviser any differently to a non-legally qualified adviser, asks Philip Baker
The judgment earlier this year of the House of Lords in R v Special Commissioner and another, exparte Morgan Grenfell & Co provides a good opportunity to review the rules relating to confidentiality and professional privilege for tax advisers and their clients.
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