Loose ends cloud Lords ruling
The House of Lords' ruling on Three Rivers has, say general counsel, helped them to determine what is and is not privileged in the legal advice they give to clients. But they are still hoping for further clarification. Sophie Evans reports
After months of being in limbo, the House of Lords has finally given its detailed judgment on the long-running Three Rivers case. The ruling earlier this month saw the Law Lords affirm that a client’s confidential communications with legal advisers – on presentational advice as well as strict legal advice – is protected by legal advice privilege.
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