Hang onto your privileges
Last year's Three Rivers decision on legal professional privilege has left doubts about where lawyers stand in relation to the Proceeds of Crime Act. Will transactional lawyers be protected by privilege under the new, narrow definition of a client, or will they have to disclose information to the NCIS? Charles Hewetson and Rebecca Melling report
In recent years, the inviolability of legal professional privilege and, conversely, barriers to the smooth running of lawyer/client relationships have been recurring and important topics for legal practitioners.
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