Essential guide to legal privilege: English and US perspectives

Our Essential guide to legal privilege: English and US perspectives focuses on:

  • who is the “client” for the purposes of legal advice privilege and attorney-client privilege;
  • whose documents may be protected from disclosure under work product protection/litigation privilege where they are prepared for litigation;
  • when and whose documents produced in the course of an investigation may be protected by privilege;
  • when communications with agents and non-lawyers may be protected by privilege.

The below table sets out the key similarities and differences between English and US law on privilege, as well as practical tips on legal privilege and document protection.

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