Buttes Gas and Oil Co v Hammer (No 3): CA 1981

The mere reference to a document in the pleadings was not an automatic waiver of any legal professional privilege.


[1981] 1 QB 223


England and Wales

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Appeal fromButtes Gas and Oil Co v Hammer (No 3) HL 1981
In a defamation action, issues arose as to two conflicting oil concessions which neighbouring states in the Arabian Gulf had granted over their territorial and offshore waters. The foreign relations of the United Kingdom and Iran were also involved . .
CitedExpandable Ltd and Another v Rubin CA 11-Feb-2008
The defendant’s witness statement referred to a letter written to him by the defendant’s solicitor. The claimant appealed refusal of an order for its disclosure.
Held: The appeal failed. The letter was protected by legal professional . .
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Updated: 07 May 2022; Ref: scu.266482