Inspection agreements

We may use an inspection process to resolve multiple claims for legal professional privilege. Under this approach, each party nominates a person to inspect the documents and decide if privilege applies.

An inspection agreement will usually clarify certain matters, including if the examination and claim will be completed by a fixed date or whether we will use a staged approach – for example, we may allow you to make privilege claims under a staged approach according to document types.

This approach can be useful if there is a large volume of documents to examine, or when the documents are relevant to particular transactions, keywords or other areas of specific interest.

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