Legal Privilege

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Privilege problems keep ABS unattractive

Uncertainty over how legal professional privilege might work in multi-disciplinary practices may be behind their dearth, writes Lewis Silkin's Clive Greenwood

24 Oct 2013

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Leader: Be careful what you wish for over legal privilege

Accountants may yet succeed in wrestling away lawyers' monopoly on legal professional privilege. By doing so they risk a scenario that is no good for either party

23 Apr 2013

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Legal professional privilege “essential”, say readers

Accountancy Age readers make clear they see legal professional privilege as essential to their ability to practice, after a poll

01 Feb 2013

The privilege of privilege: What the Supreme Court ruling means

Practitioners will continue to face issues around providing legal advice to clients

25 Jan 2013

Judges decide on legal privilege

Colin wonders how the voting process might work among Justices at the the Supreme Court

25 Jan 2013

Uncertainty concerns persist as advisors lose privilege ruling

Lord justices follow previous rulings on legal privilege: that it could cause uncertainty, and parliament will have to decide how to extend it

24 Jan 2013

Privileged status: no change on legal advice privilege

Taylor Wessing's Andrew Howell looks at what the Supreme Court's ruling means for accountants

23 Jan 2013

Supreme Court rules against extending privilege to accountants

Judges rule five against two to maintain privilege for lawyers only

23 Jan 2013

ICAEW applies to become probate and MDP regulator

Institute wants to be able to license and regulate alternative business structures, and advisors wanting to offer probate services

18 Dec 2012

Expanding LPP for parliament to decide, court told

Broadening the scope of legal professional privilege to take in accountants is a matter for parliament, the Supreme Court hears

07 Nov 2012

ICAEW makes case for legal professional privilege for accountants

ICAEW intervenes in Supreme Court battle between Prudential and HMRC over legal professional privilege for tax advisors

06 Nov 2012

Battle to allow accountants privilege reaches Supreme Court

Case between Prudential and HMRC allowing accountants to benefit from legal professional privilege reaches Supreme Court

06 Nov 2012

Estate and will services set for reserved legal activity status

Estate administration and will services should become reserved legal activities, potentially affecting advisors

28 Sep 2012

Has LLP status worked?

Accountancy Age asks whether firms' move to LLP status was worth the effort

22 Mar 2012

ICAEW makes shrewd move in legal privilege battle

Has the institute backed the Law Society into a corner over legal privilege? asks Kevin Reed

06 Oct 2011

ICAEW warns Law Society against restricting MDPs

ICAEW chief warns Law Society counterpart that lawyers and accountants must be allowed to work together

06 Oct 2011

Colin - war chest

14 Jul 2011

Firms pledge war chest to fight legal privilege case

Majority of top-25 firms pledge funds towards Supreme Court hearing into legal professional privilege

14 Jul 2011

Colin: Pondering legal professional privilege

01 Jun 2011

ICAEW expects legal privilege court role

Institute's request to take part in Supreme Court hearing into legal professional privilege set for clearance

31 May 2011

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