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260. Protected Items

(1) A person may not be required under these Regulations to produce, disclose or permit the inspection of protected items.
(2) “Protected items” means−
(a) communications between a professional legal adviser and his client or any person representing his client which fall within subsection (3);
(b) communications between a professional legal adviser, his client or any person representing his client and any other person which fall within subsection (3) (as a result of subsection (3)(b));
(c) items which−
(i) are enclosed with, or referred to in, such communications;
(ii) fall within subsection (3); and
(iii) are in the possession of a person entitled to possession of them.
(3) A communication or item falls within this subsection if it is made−
(a) in connection with the giving of legal advice to the client; or
(b) in connection with, or in contemplation of, legal proceedings and for the purposes of those proceedings.
(4) A communication or item is not a protected item if it is held with the intention of furthering a criminal purpose.