attorney-client privilege

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Noun1.attorney-client privilege - the right of a lawyer to refuse to divulge confidential information from his clientattorney-client privilege - the right of a lawyer to refuse to divulge confidential information from his client
privilege - (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
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A salient point, however, is that a waiver may be issued by amemberstate where the reporting obligation would breach the legal professional privilege under the national law of thatmemberstate.
The Australian court has said there is "no issue with the documents being the subject of legal professional privilege", and said the tax authorities can use them as they like.
(18) Jonathan Auburn, Legal Professional Privilege: Law &
ENRC unsuccessfully argued that the materials were covered by legal professional privilege, which keeps confidential any communication between a client and lawyer if that advice has been given in anticipation of legal proceedings.
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley He directed that any material kept by HMRC which has legal professional privilege must be returned to the club.
Police refused to waive legal professional privilege, which keeps lawyers' talks with clients confidential.
They were: information supplied by, or relating to, bodies dealing with security matters; defence; international relations; information relating to the provision of advice by any of the law officers or any request for the provision of such advice; protection of personal data; and legal professional privilege.
There are serious reservations that the Bill will include measures that could weaken legal professional privilege.
SECURITY and intelligence agencies have accessed lawyer-to-client materials covered by legal professional privilege, previously top-secret documents revealed.
But the report said this was not a case of the society being obstructive but because "legal advice provided to the Law Society and to the panel confirmed the legal professional privilege which was said to attach to some of the material was not theirs to waive, and despite considerable efforts the panel was unable to assist them to find a way round the obstacle."
(88) A number of common law privileges protect information from disclosure, (89) The common law recognises legal professional privilege (or client legal privilege), settlement privilege, the privilege against self-incrimination and public interest privilege.

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