PracticeAccounting FirmsVital “professional privilege for accountants” case back at High Court

Vital "professional privilege for accountants" case back at High Court

Prudential in Court of Appeal to argue for legal profesional privilege protection for tax advice it receieved from its accountants

A vital hearing to determine whether accountants should receive the same
legal privilege as lawyers began today.

The High Court is hearing an appeal by Prudential in its case against the
taxman, where it had previously lost its argument that tax advice received from
its accountants should be confidential under legal professional privilege.

The ICAEW will speak in favour of Prudential this afternoon, while the Law
Society will seek to keep privilege solely for solicitors.

Further reading:

Advisers
still face taxman’s demands after Pru court loss

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