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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.
Last Reviewed: 19 September 2018 / Submitted: 01 May 2018
The Divisional Court has added support to the proposition that litigation privilege is not available in a criminal context until the prosecution authorities have decided actually to prosecute.
Submitted: 21 August 2018
This post looks at a recent decision which highlights concerns that the threshold required to be reached to invoke the exception is being weakened.
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.
19 Nov 2018
In a timely reminder that the ICO’s powers extend beyond merely fining individuals for data breaches, an individual working for a vehicle accident repair firm was recently sentenced to six months in prison. This is the first criminal prosecution brought by the ICO resulting in a custodial sentence.
15 Nov 2018
Although assessing the measure of damages for breach of warranty may seem a bit dry, it has important implications for W&I insurers.
09 Nov 2018
The Court of Appeal has dismissed the contractor, S&T’s appeal against the TCC judgment in Grove Developments Limited v S&T (UK) Limited.
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