Archive for October 2013

What does Europe do for the UK?

Episode 1Background to the European Union

Before we can consider our future in the EU, we must first understand our current position and how it developed. In this first episode of the series, Alexandria Carr provides some background to the European Union and looks at what it is and how it operates. She looks at what the EU is not and explains the significance of economic and monetary union and who the major players are.

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Lawyers – Check Your Privilege (recording)

Stuart Pickford, partner and Mark Stefanini, senior associate both in our Commercial Dispute Resolution Group presented an update on privilege. This hour long seminar provides a timely refresher on the main types of privilege under English law and highlight key updates and practical considerations to keep in mind.

Topics addressed include discussion of the Supreme Court’s decision in R (Prudential PLC and another) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and another [2013] UKSC 1 to refuse to extend the availability of legal advice privilege beyond members of the legal profession.