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Solicitor-client privilege could be next victim of the Panama Papers | Julius Melnitzer

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 9:01 AM | By Julius Melnitzer

Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal, is closing its doors at the end of March. But its legacy, a full-frontal attack on lawyers, looms large.

It’s a matter of optics. So far, there’s scant evidence of criminal activity by lawyers in relation to the Panama Papers. That, of course, wouldn’t surprise anyone in a profession whose knee-jerk reaction, and properly so for the most part, is that tax avoidance is not tax evasion.

The trouble is that truth and...