Sharon Khin assesses the impact of the Supreme Court decision to refuse accountants Legal Professional Privilege

The Supreme Court has given its judgment on extending Legal Professional Privilege (LPP) to chartered accountants ruling that it should not be extended to clients of non-legally qualified tax advisers but that the matter should be looked at by Parliament.

The long awaited judgement has garnered much interest from parties with vested interests, including the Law Society, the Bar Council, the Legal Services Board, the ICAEW, and HMRC.

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