UK fraud office says will not appeal ENRC privilege ruling

It would not appeal a landmark judgment that ensures companies can keep some documents generated during an internal investigation out of the hands of authorities,The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said on Tuesday .

Miner ENRC last month won a London appeal that overturned a lower court decision in a dispute between ENRC and the SFO about which documents are protected by legal professional privilege, which ensures advice lawyers give clients remains confidential.

The Director has decided not to seek to appeal the judgment,” the SFO said in a statement./

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