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Solicitor Client Privilege and the Will File

Solicitor client privilege and the will file can often end up in a tug of war between the executor upholding a claim of privilege after the death of the estate deceased, and beneficiaries who want to see the lawyers notes and other file contents of… Read more

Privilege-of-Privilege

Lawyer Privilege: What is Included and What isn’t?

FACTS OF CASE: reviews in detail the types of documents and information that are covered by solicitor client privilege, those that are not, and the legal reasoning. The respondents were appointed trustees in foreign bankruptcy proceedings of the appellant bankrupt. They sought an order requiring… Read more

Will Drafters File Privileged In Wills Variation Cases

Plaintiff’s counsel invariably want to obtain and review the will drafters file in wills variation, but in wills variation cases the lawyer’s file is usually privileged,  confidential and not compellable , ( but not so when the validity of the will itself is in question. Chang v… Read more

Client Privilege and the Wills Cases Exception

Client privilege and the wills cases exception are the few line of cases that will not remain privileged after death. It is very frequent in estate litigation that for various reasons, the disinherited parties often wish to obtain the wills files of the solicitor who drafted… Read more