Defending legal professional privilege

CLA’s submission on the Australian Law Reform Commission’s legal privilege discussion paper supports a number of the draft proposals, and stresses how important the status of the privilege is as a fundamental human right. Given that, there would be few circumstances in which abrogating the privilege would be justified in the public interest, CLA’s submission says.

CLA agrees with the majority of ALRC’s proposals in the Discussion Paper, and does not propose to comment further on them. However, CLA does think it important to provide comment on a number of particular issues regarding the status of the privilege as a fundamental human right, and the circumstances in which an abrogation of the privilege is justified in the public interest.

Read CLA’s extensive submission here.

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