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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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Dining without prejudice?

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According to the wisdom of the great Oscar Wilde (in The Importance of Being Earnest) “once a week is quite enough to dine with one’s own relations”. This is a sentiment likely to be shared by a couple whose dinner date has been at the centre of a recent legal tussle, and which raised an interesting, if somewhat technical, legal issue. The case, known as BE v DE is in essence a dispute over whether or not the English courts have jurisdiction to hear this particular divorce and financial remedy case. The international couple concerned are very wealthy, and as is…

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