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Reported at [2004] UKHL 48.

Lord Carswell said,

111….I agree with the view expressed by Colman J [in Nederlandse]

that the statement of the law in [Balabel]

does not disturb or modify the principle affirmed in [Minter] v Priest [1929] 1 KB 655 ,

that all communications between a solicitor and his client relating to a transaction in which the solicitor has been instructed for the purpose of obtaining legal advice will be privileged, notwithstanding that they do not contain advice on matters of law or construction, provided that they are directly related to the performance by the solicitor of his professional duty as legal adviser of his client.

Edited for ease of reading. See the other postings on this case under the same tag.

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