Dennis v Codrington: 1579

A counsellor not to be examined of any matter, wherein he hath been of couunsel.- The plaintant seeks to have Master Oldsworth examined touching a matter in variance, wherein he hath been of counsel ; it is ordered he shall not be compelled by subpoena, or otherwise, to be examined upon any matter concerning the same, wherein he the said Mr. Oldsworth was of counsel, either by the indifferent choice of both parties, or with either of them by reason of any annuity or fee.


[1579] EngR 37, (1579-80) Cary 100, (1579) 21 ER 53 (D)



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CitedPrudential 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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