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Attorney-Client Privilege Must Be Reclaimed In The UK

Law360 (December 20, 2018, 12:19 PM EST) -- When you visit your doctor’s surgery to discuss a personal medical problem, you automatically expect that the conversation between you will be confidential. The same thinking applies when a client visits a lawyer’s office to discuss a legal problem. Everything said will be treated as strictly confidential — advice is given without any risk that the details will one day be revealed for scrutiny by others.

My experience as a litigator and a commercial lawyer since the early 1980s used to be based on this understanding. But, English law does not always work that way. It changed with a landmark decision...

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