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Legal professional privilege and bankruptcy
Taylor Wessing
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • United Kingdom
  • 03 November 2017

A court recently confirmed that legal professional privilege does not automatically vest in the trustee in bankruptcy. Legal professional privilege is a fundamental human right such that express statutory powers would be necessary to deprive the bankrupt of that right. Therefore, the bankrupt would need to waive privilege or consent to the use of privileged documents.

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