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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The Law of Privilege 2nd ed isbn 9780199595433

Law of Privilege

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Edited by: Bankim Thanki

ISBN13: 9780199287765
ISBN: 0199287767
New Edition ISBN: 9780199595433
Published: May 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This significant new title provides a comprehensive guide to legal professional privilege as it applies to litigation and non-litigation situations. The book contains authoritative guidance on the law as it stands today, following the landmark decisions of the Court of Appeal and House of Lords in the Three Rivers litigation, which challenged long-established assumptions about the nature and scope of privilege, and the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Written by Bankim Thanki QC, who appeared in the Three Rivers cases, and a leading team from Fountain Court chambers, it provides detailed coverage of the nature of privilege, how it arises, how it is lost, and its limits.

The text is divided into eight logical themes. It looks first at the policy underlying privilege and its nature, and then at the definitions of legal advice privilege, which relates to communications between lawyer and client; and litigation privilege, which can attach to third party communications in the context of litigation. It goes on to provide expert guidance on issues that arise regularly in practice, such as exceptions (including a detailed analysis of the crime/fraud exception), multi-jurisdictional issues, procedural matters, and problem areas, such as pre-existing and partly privileged documents.

It also covers loss of legal professional privilege (loss of confidence, and implied and express waiver); joint and common interest privilege; the linked area of without prejudice privilege, its scope, exceptions, rules governing waiver, and the position in respect of mediation; and the privilege against self-incrimination. The book is clearly laid out, with extensive cross-referencing to ensure ease of understanding and quick access to information. It is an essential reference tool for practitioners in all fields of practice, and for students of Civil Procedure.

  • Comprehensive and authoritative new guide to legal professional privilege as it applies to litigation and non-litigation situations
  • Contains up-to-date analysis of law and practice following the landmark decisions of the Court of Appeal and House of Lords in the Three Rivers litigation, and the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998
  • Provides detailed coverage of all key aspects of privilege: legal advice privilege, litigation privilege, loss of privilege, joint and common interest privilege, without prejudice privilege, and the privilege against self-incrimination
  • Includes practical guidance on issues that arise regularly in practice, such as the effect of asserting privilege, exceptions, the law regarding pre-existing documents, procedural matters (including the means of challenging a claim), and multi-jurisdictional issues
  • Written by an author team of leading practitioners from Fountain Court chambers headed by Bankim Thanki QC, who appeared in the Three Rivers litigation
  • Includes a foreword by the Rt Hon Lord Bingham of Cornhi

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Subjects:
Evidence
Contents:
1. Legal Professional Privilege: The Fundamental Principles
2. Legal Advice Privilege
3. Litigation Privilege
4. Legal Professional Privilege: General Issues
5. Loss of Legal Professional Privilege
6. Joint and Common Interest Privilege
7. Without Prejudice Privilege
8. Privilege against Self-Incrimination