During a redundancy consultation meeting, Ahemed, an account manager, alleged that his director was taking ‘back-handers’ from a sub-contractor.

The client’s preliminary review of financials showed that a disproportionate amount of work was indeed being done by the sub-contractor named. The client required urgent legal advice and instructed a barrister, from our sister company, No5 Chambers, who provided initial ‘legal privileged’ written advice setting out risks, options, potential exposure and the way forward. The client was able to use the ‘legal privileged’ advice (which need not be disclosed in any future litigation) to brief key directors and agree strategy.