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A reputational crisis will usually result in critically sensitive confidential information being communicated internally within the business and externally with the business’ advisors. Where litigation follows as a result of the crisis the general rule is the business will be required to make these communications available to the other parties to the litigation, irrespective of how damaging they may be to the business.
The doctrine of legal professional privilege can provide an exception to this rule but only where all of the elements of the doctrine are satisfied, including those relating to the purpose, timing, content and distribution of the communication. In addition, the boundaries of legal professional privilege are complex and often misinterpreted.
Therefore an understanding of both the potential benefits and limitations of legal professional privilege is of vital importance to the protection of your business’ most sensitive information.
Reputational challenges can strike any business at any time and the consequences of unsuccessfully dealing with these challenges can be severe and can potentially lead to the total and irreversible destruction of the business’ value. When a reputational crisis does strike management will very often be required to deal with critical reputational issues of which they have no prior experience. We have helped many of our clients prepare for and successfully navigate these challenges and whatever the reputational challenge our clients face we have the skills and experience to help.
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