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'Risk and compliance' podcast series

Navigating risks: tax disputes and privilege

In this podcast senior knowledge lawyer Alison Dickie speaks to partner Sarah Bond, senior associate Simon Murray, and associate David Haughey about the relevance and practical application of legal professional privilege in the context of contentious tax matters. Our cross-practice team explain how and when the different categories of privilege under English law will be relevant as a tax dispute progresses, as well as discussing some common areas of difficulty and pointers for dealing with privilege issues in practice.


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Blog posts in our navigating risks in tax investigations and disputes series are available on the Freshfields risk and compliance blog, see here for details.

Our Contentious Tax Tool can also help businesses navigate risks arising on tax-related disputes and investigations by operating as a checklist to consult both when a tax dispute is on the horizon or a new issue arises on an ongoing dispute. For further details and to request access to the Tool, please contact


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