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GIR Awards 2017 –"Most Important Court Case 2017”

Jonathan Fisher QC has been named as the winner of Global Investigations Review's award for Most Important Court Case 2017.

The 3rd annual GIR awards took place on Thursday, 26 October 2017 at the Four Seasons, Washington, DC. Jonathan won the award for the Most Important Court Case 2017 for acting as Counsel for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the case of Serious Fraud Office v ENRC [2017] EWHC 1017 (QB).

In this case that has wide-ranging implications for internal investigations, the High Court held that documents generated by lawyers during a self-reporting investigation as part of engagement by ENRC with the SFO are not protected by legal professional privilege (“LPP”).

In relation to its decision, GIR commented: "Practitioners have said that this narrow definition of litigation privilege will have a chilling effect on internal investigations. The award will go to the SFO counsel in the case."

For more information on the awards click here.

Jonathan led two junior barristers (James Segan and Eesvan Krishnan) from Blackstone Chambers. All three members of the Counsel team won the award.

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