Government Trading Corporation v Tate and Lyle Industries Ltd: CA 24 Oct 1984

Reference was made to information derived from Iranian lawyers. The solicitor in an affirmation had set out his understanding of Iranian law on the incorporation of a Government Trading Corporation in Iran and stated that his information had been derived from a firm of lawyers practising in Tehran, and he believed it to be correct. He nevertheless claimed that the document was protected by legal professional privilege.
Held: Robert Goff LJ emphasised that it will often be necessary, particularly in interlocutory applications, to refer to certain facts or certain advice and it may be necessary, in order to provide full and frank disclosure, to refer to the source of that advice. However, he concluded that that was a long way from waiving privilege.
Robert Goff LJ
Unreported, 24 Oct 1984
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedBrennan and others v Sunderland City Council Unison GMB EAT 16-Dec-2008
No Waiver for disclosure of Advice
EAT PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE: Admissibility of evidence
The claimant sought disclosure of certain legal advice on the basis that its effect, and a summary of its contents, had been put before the court and . .

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Updated: 01 January 2021; Ref: scu.344015