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.