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Graham Brown believes the certainty of the decision in Prudential will benefit those with the most to lose

25 January 2013

On 23 January, in the case of R (on the Application of Prudential Plc & Another (Appellants) v Special Commission of Income Tax & Another (Respondents) by a 5-2 majority (Lords Clarke and Sumption dissenting) the Supreme Court, having heard arguments from Prudential, HMRC and other interested parties including the Law Society, Bar Council and Institute of Chartered Accountants, refused to extend the protection afforded by legal professional privilege to advice of a legal nature received from Accountants and by implication other professions. In so doing they reached the same decision as both the Judge at First Instance and the Court of Appeal.

While not questioning the competency of other suitably qualified professionals to provide what is in essence, legal advice, the Supreme Court has confirmed the existing principle that legal professional privilege applies only to the advice of solicitors, barristers and foreign lawyer...

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