The principle of legal advice privilege came under scrutiny by the Court of Appeal at the start of this year in Civil Aviation Authority v R (on the application of Jet2.com Limited)  EWCA Civ 35. We look in detail at the principles established in this case and how these were applied by the court in the recent case of A v B and the FRC  EWHC 1492.
Fraud, or more commonly referred to as “cheating”, in sport is nothing new. It is an age-old problem that has never been, and likely never will, be eradicated. It spans all platforms of sport; it doesn’t discriminate. Whether it is cycling (Lance Armstrong), the Olympics (Russia’s systematic doping), Cricket (the Australian “sandpaper-gate”), Rugby Union (“bloodgate”) or football (insider betting), all have fallen victim at one point or another. This time it is motorsport and the ABB FIA Formula E (“Formula E”) Audi racing driver Daniel Abt that steals the headlines.