Parliamentary briefing: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - House of Lords second reading

The Law Society is concerned by provisions in the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill that would weaken legal professional privilege and restrict access to confidential legal advice from a lawyer. Individuals who have been detained should be allowed to consult their lawyer for advice in private and without delay, and legally privileged material and information should be protected from seizure and examination by officials. This briefing sets out the Society’s key positions on the Bill.