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ENRC appeal: ex-employees aren’t covered by privilege, SFO says

By Waithera Junghae

05 July 2018

ENRC appeal: ex-employees aren’t covered by privilege, SFO says iStock.com/halbergman

A barrister acting for the SFO has warned that “the careful balance of public interests struck by English law” in relation to legal professional privilege will be completely undermined if the Court of Appeal adopts mining company ENRC’s wide interpretation of the principle.