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A privileged position

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You may have heard lawyers talking about “privilege” or about “privileged documents”. We thought it would be helpful to have a brief look at the concept of privilege and what it means within the practice of family law. Privilege is a long-standing principle of common law; in fact the earliest recorded examples date from the 16th century. It provides protection to clients from having to disclose certain documentary evidence to other parties and the court. Privileged documents include those which a party is entitled to keep confidential, such as documents referring to settlement negotiations, confidential communications with lawyers and documents…

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