Applying Legal Professional Privilege to Internal Investigations with Three Raymond Buildings

Applying Legal Professional Privilege to Internal Investigations with Three Raymond Buildings

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
1.5 hours
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Join expert speaker Saba Naqshbandi KC and Harry Perkin of Three Raymond Building in this new virtual classroom session which will examine the nature of legal advice privilege and litigation privilege and the limitations of each with a focus on health and safety criminal prosecutions and inquests.

The session will explore the key authority of Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp Ltd [2018], as well as the more recent case of Al Sadeq v Dechert LLP [2024] and will discuss the importance of determining the purpose of an internal investigation, as well as the legal definition of ‘adversarial proceeding’ for the purposes of litigation privilege.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • What are the limitations of legal advice privilege?
  • Why is it important to identify the client for corporates in the context of LPP including issues including identifying the client and identifying the point where adversarial proceedings are anticipated
  • Practical tips for those intending to undertake an internal investigation including how LPP applies to internal investigations?
  • What constitutes adversarial proceedings in the context of litigation privilege?
  • What practical steps should you take when undertaking an internal investigation?
  • Setting out the purpose of an investigation in a letter of engagement
  • Recent case law

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.