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Colin is Senior Partner at Simmons & Simmons. He published the third edition of "Privilege" in July 2013; one of the leading textbooks on the subject of legal professional privilege.
Submitted: 01 March 2018
This blog post considers the common interest privilege issues arising out of the judgment of Andrew Smith J in Accident Exchange Ltd & Anor v McLean & Ors.
Submitted: 02 February 2018
This blog post considers the situation where evidence is sought from a potential witness who owes a duty of confidentiality to another.
Submitted: 29 January 2018
This blog post looks at Accident Exchange Ltd & Anor v McLean & Ors  EWHC 23 (Comm) which examines the crime-fraud exception to privilege in the context of a major motor credit hire fraud.
Submitted: 15 January 2018
This blog post examines a recent US case on waiver of privilege the facts of which would, if repeated before an English Court, quite probably lead to a similar decision.
Last Reviewed: 10 October 2017 / Submitted: 18 July 2017
ENRC and RBS Rights Issue Litigation: where are we now?
Submitted: 08 August 2017
English lawyers who focus on privilege issues are still coming to grips with the implications of the May 2017 decision in Director of the SFO v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd (ENRC).
Submitted: 19 July 2017
The courts continue to examine different aspects of this area and Garnham J’s decision in Simkin v The Berkeley Group is the latest example.
Submitted: 09 June 2017
The Singapore Court of Appeal has considered when and where privilege might be lost if privileged information gets into the public domain.
Submitted: 16 December 2016
Hildyard J has handed down a very important decision on the unavailability of legal advice privilege in relation to the conduct of interviews in the course of an internal investigation
Submitted: 08 December 2016
The question of whether lawyers’ notes of interviews with company employees in the course of an investigation are privileged has been a hot topic recently
16 Mar 2018
Closet tracking is generating increasing publicity largely driven by a claims industry looking for opportunities as the PPI revenue stream dwindles.
14 Mar 2018
Following the Grenfell tragedy, the government established a Building Safety Programme with the aim of ensuring residents of high-rise residential properties are safe, now and in the future, from the risk of fire.
13 Mar 2018
Read our latest insurance blog post: The PRA’s policy statement PS1/18 confirms that by 09 April 2018 insurers will be required to have a diversity policy for their boards, following its June 2017 consultation (CP8/17).
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