Subject to considerations of public interest, legal professional privilege protects the confidentiality of communications between the College's qualified lawyers and College staff, provided that the purpose of the communication is the giving or receiving of legal advice about College business and the relevant member of staff can properly be regarded as a client of the Legal Services Office.
In order to ensure that communications are privileged, it is best practice to obtain the agreement of your Head of Department or equivalent before contacting the Legal Services Office. Communications which are intended to be privileged should be directed to Milena Radoycheva.
It is important that any communications received from the Legal Services Office which are intended to be subject to privilege should be forwarded within the College only on a strictly need-to-know basis.
Such communications should never be passed onto any person outside the College (whether in response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or otherwise) without first checking with the Legal Services Office.