Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Legal professional privilege issue decided in Australia

Hon. Anna Katzmann
Federal Court of
The Federal Court of Australia has handed down an interesting decision on the privileged status vel non of advice furnished by military attorneys and outside counsel to senior officials. The decision in Gaynor v. Chief of the Defence Force (No. 2) [2015] FCA 817 (11 Aug. 2015) (Anna Katzmann, J.) can be found here. In the end, the court found that the respondent had satisfied his burden in claiming privilege.

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