By Andrew Northage, Gwendoline Davies and Robert Starr

Walker Morris Commercial Dispute Resolution and Regulatory experts Gwendoline Davies, Andrew Northage and Robert Starr explain why the Court of Appeal’s landmark decision in Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian National Resources Corporation Limited and The Law Society is good news for businesses, in-house lawyers and the rule of law overall.

The High Court’s decision in 2017 gave rise to significant concerns among corporations and within the legal profession that the crucial principle of legal professional privilege – that clients should be able to candidly disclose matters and documents to their lawyers and to withhold documents from a court or third party without any adverse inferences being drawn – was being eroded.