Legal professional privilege

This practice note seeks to:

  • clarify the status of legal professional privilege (LPP)
  • explain the main principles of LPP
  • summarise practitioners’ duties
  • explore particular contexts in which the rights conferred by LPP are asserted

It only applies to the law in England and Wales. It is not intended to be a substitute for detailed research on this complex area of the law.

This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information see the legal status.