Privilege: the scope and limits of without prejudice communications and legal professional privilege

Tuesday 18th October, 2016 5:00 pm – Tuesday 18th October, 2016 6:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

Without prejudice communications are important in the facilitation and resolution of disputes. However, what constitutes the “without prejudice” privilege and whether that privilege can be found to apply to whole or only part of the communication is the subject of much confusion amongst practitioners, with the principle often being misused in practice.

This seminar explores when and how to properly use the “without prejudice” privilege in communications so as to avoid unnecessary legal arguments and potential negative cost consequences for clients.

Similarly, the issue of when legal professional privilege may be lost is often the subject of contention. This seminar further reviews the scope and limits of legal professional privilege, and gives insight into the latest legal developments around the “whole of government” approach in applying for public interest immunity.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

  • 1 points Competency 4 Substantive Law


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Elmi Carlean
Francis Burt Chambers

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