Focus: Does Legal Professional Privilege Apply To Communications With Third-Party Commercial Advisers?

In brief: Parties involved in large-scale commercial transactions with non-lawyer third-party advisers need to be aware that communications with these advisers will rarely be protected by legal professional privilege, following a recent Federal Court decision that confirmed the limits on the extent to which legal professional privilege will apply. Partner Richard Harris(view CV) and Law Graduate Sibella Matthews report.

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