Important cases for lawyer-client privilege

Three Rivers DC v Bank of England (Disclosure) (No.3) [2003] EWCA Civ 474;

• the American case Upjohn Co v United States (1981) 449 U.S. 383 (Sup Ct (US));

• Judgment of the Honourable Mr Justice Barma, delivered on 19 August 2009, in James Daniel O’Donnell (directed by the SFC) v Lehman Brothers Asia Ltd (In Liq) (HCMP 1081/2009, unreported); and

• The judgment of the Honourable Mr Justice Wright, delivered on 18 March 2011, in CITIC Pacific Ltd v Secretary for Justice and Commissioner of Police [2011] HKCU 563 (CITIC).