Holding the line
The House of Lords' Three Rivers decision has protected legal advice privilege but failed to address the key issue of who the client is. It has also questioned whether litigation privilege is sacrosanct. Colin Passmore reports
In 1991, the Government set up the Bingham Inquiry to enquire into the Bank of England’s supervision of the collapsed BCCI. A three-man committee, the BIU, was established to deal with communications between the bank and the inquiry. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer assisted the preparation and presentation of the bank’s evidence to the inquiry, which included a substantial written submission.
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