UK Tax Advisers Are Beyond Legal Advice Privilege

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT) -- On Jan. 23, 2013, judgment was given by the U.K. Supreme Court in one of the most significant decisions on legal advice privilege for many years.[1] The ruling, which dealt a blow to tax advisers and other nonlegally qualified service providers who provide legal advice to their clients, confirmed that — consistent with the position in the U.S. — legal advice privilege only protects communications to or from a qualified lawyer.

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