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Legal privilege: the ripples flow on still from Three Rivers


Colin Passmore assesses a key ruling in the increasingly contentious area of legal privilege.

In June this year, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal held that the English Court of Appeal decision in Three Rivers (No.5) [2003] does not represent Hong Kong law. This is, of course, the 2003 English Court of Appeal decision well-known for the challenges it presents companies who wish consultations with their legal advisers to benefit from the protection of legal advice privilege.