If it looks like legal privilege, sounds like legal privilege and feels like legal privilege then surely it must be covered by legal privilege? Not always – as busy private practice and in-house practitioners and their clients alike often come to discover to their surprise.
The trouble is that legal professional privilege (“LPP”) can be a deceptively simple concept. It is tempting to apply the “privilege” label where lawyers and confidential information are involved. However the truth is that the application of LPP in practice can be trickier than might first appear.
We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming practical webinar, “Legal Professional Privilege 101: What are the Principles and How is it Applied in an Employment Law Context?” on Wednesday, 30 November from 9.00 am – 10.00 am GMT, where we will guide you through the core principles of LPP and, using practical scenarios, unpick some of the issues and pitfalls that arise in the employment law context.
Once it is established that LPP applies to confidential communications, it gives the privilege holder the exclusive right to withhold those often sensitive communications from third parties – be that a court, an opponent in litigation, the press or the public at large. LPP is therefore a vital weapon in the armoury of individual and corporate clients and their legal advisers.
In this webinar, chaired by Beth Hale (Partner and General Counsel at CM Murray LLP), Wonu Sanda (Senior Associate at CM Murray LLP) and Michael White (Barrister at 11KBW) and aimed at HR professionals, in-house counsel, private practice lawyers, and other professional advisers who have to grapple with LPP issues we will:
- Revisit the core principles of LPP;
- Explore why it is important and discuss its scope and limitations;
- Using practical scenarios, delve into some frequently encountered issues and pitfalls that can arise in day-to-day employment law practice;
- Highlight some common misconceptions; and
- Provide some practical tips on applying, navigating and preserving LPP.
Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Time: 9.00 am – 10.00 am GMT