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A recent UK High Court ruling has provided lawyers everywhere with a stark reminder on the scope of privilege for electronic communications: just because an email itself is privileged does not automatically render the documents attached to that email privileged.

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A recent UK High Court ruling in The Financial Reporting Council Ltd v Frasers Group plc, [2020] EWHC 2607 (Ch), has provided lawyers everywhere with a stark reminder on the scope of privilege for electronic communications: just because an email itself is privileged does not automatically render the documents attached to that email privileged. In other words, despite carefully worded disclaimers and self-proclamations of privilege, if any attorney-client communication or its attachment(s) are shared beyond the initial or intended scope, privilege may be broken.

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