Vital “professional privilege for accountants” case back at High Court

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.

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still face taxman’s demands after Pru court loss

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