BoE wins appeal on limiting legal privilege

The Bank of England won an appeal on Thursday 29 July against rulings that restrict the confidentiality of a lawyer's contact with clients. The British government and Law Society had supported its claim that the Court of Appeal erred in its rulings on legal privilege.

Lawyers acting for the bank of England had claimed the appeals court was incorrect when it said in April 2003 that documents concerning the presentation of evidence in the BCCI inquiry were not private.

They also said the appeal c

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