London partner Eoin O'Shea, who instructed Dinah Rose QC and David Pievsky Blackstone Chambers, led the Reed Smith team to a favourable decision in the English Court of Appeal in September 2018.
Eoin commented: "Naturally I'm delighted that the case has been recognised by GIR as the most important of the year. It brings home the centrality of legal professional privilege to clients facing investigation, as well as their advisers. The law of privilege is critical to lawyer/client confidentiality and the Law Society's successful intervention was concerned with protecting access to justice for all."
Eoin is also the Chairman of the City of London Law Society Corporate Crime Committee.