Morning Briefing: Law Society calls for protection of legal privilege

by NZ Lawyer24 Mar 2015
Law Society calls for protection of legal privilege
The Law Society in England is calling on the UK government to give statutory protection to legal privilege. There is considerable concern in many jurisdictions that laws designed as anti-terrorism measures encroach on the ability of lawyers to communicate confidentially with clients. The Law Society’s president Andrew Caplen warned: “The potential for surveillance of lawyer-client communications can have an extraordinarily chilling effect. Suspecting that you cannot speak to your lawyer candidly or advise your client confidentially is corrosive of the entire legal process.” With a general election in Britain in May the society is urging the new government to act quickly to protect legal privilege.
 
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