Lawyers welcome 'recalibration' of privilege law as Hogan Lovells secures landmark SFO dispute win

Court of Appeal overturns 2017 High Court ruling on privilege in closely watched case

In a landmark case, Hogan Lovells has successfully argued that sensitive documents created by lawyers and other advisers during an internal investigation into mining company Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) are protected by litigation privilege.

The Court of Appeal decision will have significant consequences for disputes lawyers across the UK, and reassures both large and small businesses that they can obtain legal advice on sensitive matters without concerns over confidentiality.

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