An advocate was not bound to disclose ‘any private advice or secret of his calling or employment’
(1675) Mor 347
Cited – Prudential Plc and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and Another SC 23-Jan-2013
The appellants resisted disclosure to the revenue of advice it had received. It claimed legal advice privilege (LAP), though the advice was from its accountants.
Held: (Lords Sumption and Clarke dissenting) LAP applies to all communications . .
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Scotland, Legal Professions
Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.470881