UK: HIGH COURT REJECTS CLAIM TO LITIGATION PRIVILEGE IN ADVICE FROM ACCOUNTANTS ON TAX STRUCTURE

On 6 October, an article from Herbert Smith Freehills reported that, in a recent decision, the High Court has held that advice from accountants on a proposed new tax structure was not prepared for the dominant purpose of litigation, and was therefore not protected by litigation privilege, even if litigation over the relevant tax affairs was in reasonable contemplation at the time the advice was given.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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