Devonshires wins case in the European Court of Human Rights

Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team, led by Partner Philip Barden, has successfully won a case in the European Court of Human Rights.

The case arose from the seizure of legally privileged material by officials in Slovakia who then remitted some of the material to Austria. This seizure violated rights under Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life, the home, and the correspondence) of the European Convention.

We worked closely with Čarnogurský ULC, a local Slovakian law firm and James Lewis QC from Three Raymond Buildings on this case, which demonstrates our international expertise.

The protection of legal privilege is an area our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team have worked in for over 25 years, having acted in a similar case that went to the House of Lords.

For further information, or to discuss the protection of legal privilege, please contact our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team.

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