In-House: Navigating the maze
The issue of professional privilege continues to cause consternation around the world. Derek Bedlow looks at the recent developments
The concept of professional privilege for in-house lawyers is in a mess, both in the UK and across the European Union (EU). In Europe, the European Commission (EC) and many national bars continue to oppose the extension of privilege rights to employed lawyers, while in the UK two controversial court decisions in the BCCI litigation have thrown decades of accepted practice up in the air.
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