The much-anticipated Court of Appeal decision in SFO v Eurasian was announced earlier this week, delivering a significant ruling over the scope of professional privilege.
In our timely Professional Privilege and Without Prejudice Privilege: A Practical Guide course taking place on 2 October in London, Iain Campbell from Hill Dickinson will provide a detailed examination of the decision, explaining its impact for the protection privilege gives to businesses facing regulatory investigation. The course also explains how to use legal privilege to protect communications with clients and how to exploit ‘without prejudice’ privilege to negotiate safely.
Michael Roberts, partner at international firm Hogan Lovells which acted for ENRC said: 'This historic ruling is significant not just for ENRC but for any company faced with undertaking an internal investigation in response to a whistleblower or other allegation of wrongdoing. It is critical that companies are not penalised for acting responsibly, and are able to instruct lawyers to conduct investigations without fear that the authorities will later be able to demand all of the lawyers' work product.'