Legal advice privilege in documents or communications can inadvertently be lost, warns Andrew Pavlovic

Andrew appears in the Solicitors Journal looking at the scope and circumstances in which documents are subject to legal professional privilege (LPP). Three recent reported cases have important implications for legal practitioners considering whether a claim for LPP can be made and sustained.

He suggests that whilst "the court still regards LPP as a fundamental pillar of the legal system, thought needs to be given at the earliest stage of a dispute to the steps required to ensure any LPP which would otherwise exist is not inadvertently lost."

Legal professional privilege revisited is available to read on the Solicitors Journal website via subscription. 

Andrew is a senior associate in the litigation team. He has experience of acting in a broad range of commercial disputes, as well as undertaking regulatory and administrative/public law work for the Law Society, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Architects Registration Board.