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How Far Does LPP Go?

Dominic Stuttaford and Julia Lloyd of Norton Rose LLP consider the judgment in the Prudential case on the extension of the right to claim LPP to non-lawyers in the context of legal advice privilege
In a judicial review case brought by Prudential ([2009] EWHC 2494 (Admin)) the High Court has upheld the decision of the Special Commissioners that legal professional privilege (LPP) in the context of legal advice privilege should not be extended to apply to legal advice given by advisers who are not members of the legal profession. This has long been a contentious issue given the vast number of accountants who give tax advice. The claim has been that their clients should be entitled to the same degree of protection as they would receive if the advice was...

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