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Topic BILA YP Virtual Lecture: Exceptions to legal professional privilege and without prejudice privilege
Speakers Alicia Tew of Hailsham Chambers

Date / time
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual lecture with Alicia Tew of Hailsham Chambers

When can you find out what the other side have said to their lawyers, or rely upon their lawyers’ advice? When can you, in open court, rely upon what the other side said to you in mediation? There are very limited exceptions to legal professional privilege (communications with lawyers) and without prejudice discussions (about settlement of a case). The fraud/inequity exception to legal professional privilege and the unconscionable conduct exception for without prejudice discussions are two separate concepts that every litigator should understand.  Sometimes, privilege is not as absolute as it seems.

Alicia specialises in professional liability, insurance, regulation, and commercial disputes including civil fraud. She enjoys acting as sole counsel or as a junior, and frequently appears as sole counsel in complex claims.

Alicia has strong relationships with her clients and enjoys working as part of a team. She is acting on large valuers’ negligence cases in the new wave of lenders’ claims. She is currently being led by Nicola Rushton KC in a large civil fraud case arising out of a collective investment scheme, and by Jamie Carpenter QC in an appeal to the Court of Appeal in a leading costs case.



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