Mr Colin Passmore

Colin Passmore

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Privilege - taking the bull by the horns
Hong Kong | 28 February 2012

For several years, lawyers have been seeking clarification as to whether the English law of privilege applies in Hong Kong in all its rigour. A recent judgment has finally addressed the practical application of the legal principles involved in Three Rivers (No 5). Parts of the judgment make uncomfortable reading and it is eminently appealable, but for now it represents the best guidance on how these vexed issues will apply in Hong Kong.