26 Sep 2018

FRC v Sports Direct

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In what "is believed to be the first application of its type to have reached the courts", Arnold J in Financial Reporting Council Limited v Sports Direct International PLC [2018] EWHC 2284 granted an order requiring Sports Direct International PLC ("SDI") to disclose to the Financial Reporting Council ("FRC") (and solely for the purposes of the FRC conducting an investigation into SDI's auditor) documents over which SDI asserted legal professional privilege (“LPP”). It was held that this was not an infringement of SDI's LPP. The decision is being appealed.

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