Dawson-Damer and others v Taylor Wessing LLP

Privilege – Legal professional privilege. The claimants applied for declarations that the first defendant law firm had failed to comply with their subject access requests and orders, under s 7(9) of the Data Protection Act 1998, requiring it to do so. The Chancery Division, in dismissing the application, held that the legal professional privilege exclusion included documents in respect of which disclosure could be resisted in Bahamian proceedings and it had not been reasonable or proportionate for the first defendant to carry out the necessary search.

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