CDR Webinar Series: It’s Our Privilege
This was a series of 3 webinars in July 2020 from 2TG’s Commercial Dispute Resolution Group.
The following topics were covered:
Part 1: Litigation Privilege and its Limitations. Examines recent authorities which have emphasised the boundaries of litigation privilege, as well as considering the potential expansion of the doctrine to encompass cases in which the relevant documents were concerned with proceedings other than court proceedings, such as independent investigations, expert determinations and arbitrations.
A recording of Part 1 of the talk can be viewed below:
Part 2: Without Prejudice Privilege. In this webinar, Austin gives a practical guide to common issues surrounding without prejudice privilege, focusing on the policy behind the privilege, its scope in multi-party cases, and the significant exceptions.
A recording of Part 2 of the talk can be viewed below:
Part 3: Legal Advice Privilege. Considers the complex nature of legal advice privilege in the modern business world including the boundary between legal advice and commercial advice, and whether or not privilege will attach to advice given by in-house lawyers or lawyers with foreign qualifications.
A recording of Part 3 of the talk can be viewed below:
Austin Mahler has a busy commercial practice in which he has regularly been instructed to consider disclosure issues as sole or junior counsel in cases concerning construction, professional negligence, and insurance. Since February 2019 he has been instructed in the Dame Linda Dobbs Review, examining extensive documentary and witness evidence surrounding the investigations and handling of the HBOS Reading fraud.