Communications with non-lawyers do NOT attract legal advice privilege
In a landmark decision today, the UK Supreme Court has confirmed in the case of Prudential v HM Revenue & Customs that legal advice privilege does NOT extend to communications between clients and non-lawyers, such as accountants. This means that any communications between clients and non-lawyers can be forced to be disclosed. This is a potentially disastrous decision for businesses such as accountants, surveyors, planning consultants, HR consultants and pensions consultants. Their communications with their clients are no longer sacrosanct. Griffin Law is a dispute resolution firm comprising innovative, proactive, tenacious and commercially-minded lawyers. We pride ourselves on our close client relationships, which are uniquely enhanced by our transparent fee guarantee and a commitment to share the risks of litigation. If you have any specific questions regarding a dispute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01732 52 59 23.