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Status: Please note you should read all Brexit changes to the FCA Handbook and BTS alongside the main FCA transitional directions. Where these directions apply the 'standstill', firms have the choice between complying with the pre-IP completion day rules, or the post-IP completion day rules. To see a full list of Handbook modules affected, please see Annex B to the main FCA transitional directions.

protected items

    5(as defined in section 413 of the Act (Protected items)) communications (and items which they enclose or refer to and which are in the possession of a person entitled to possession of them) between:

      1. (a) a professional legal adviser and his client or any person representing his client; or
      1. (b) a professional legal adviser, his client or any person representing his client and any other person;

    where the communication or the item is made:

      1. (i) in connection with the giving of legal advice to the client; or
      1. (ii) in connection with, or in contemplation of, legal proceedings and for the purposes of those proceedings; and

    is not held with the intention of furthering a criminal purpose.