Practice and procedure

Legal advice privilege

Addlesee and others v Dentons Europe LLP

  • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
  • 2 October 2019
  • Lewison, Floyd and Hamblen LJJ
  • [2019] EWCA Civ 1600
  • [2019] EGLR 50
Practice and procedure – Legal advice privilege – Dissolution – Appellant investors claiming damages for deceit or negligence against respondent solicitors acting for company before dissolution – Respondent being in possession of documents covered by legal advice privilege – Master holding privilege subsisting notwithstanding dissolution of company – Appellants appealing – Whether privilege still attaching to communications between company and respondent after company dissolved – Appeal dismissed The appellants were investors in a scheme run by a foreign company which was subsequently dissolved. The lawyers acting for the company were an English LLP, which had since been renamed Dentons Europe
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