• Resolving claims

    We will work with you where possible to agree on a procedure for resolving legal professional privilege claims. If we reach an agreement, we will give you a written statement of what was verbally agreed and ask you to sign it.

    There are limited circumstances when we may look at a privileged document while exercising our access powers, including:

    • to determine if the document is relevant to our enquiries in order to decide whether to copy it
    • when there is no one present to make a claim
    • when you have made a blanket claim for privilege.

    If we look at your documents in these circumstances, we will not claim your privilege has been waived.

      Last modified: 26 Jul 2016QC 37592