PLC Podcasts

About the podcast

This podcast outlines the law and practice on document retention in the UK and internationally.

PLC podcasts are produced in collaboration with JurisProductions. The podcasts can be played through PLC's website, or downloaded in mp3 format. Access to PLC Podcasts requires a subscription or a free trial.

Note that since the podcast was recorded there may have been developments in the law. To check the latest position, see our maintained resources under the Sources and References tab above.

Learning outcomes

After listening to this podcast you will:

  • Have an overview of the international framework of legislation and regulation relating to document retention.
  • Be aware of where legislation and regulation relating to document retention in England and Wales can be found.
  • Understand the court's attitude to the destruction of documents.
  • Have some practical guidance on drafting document retention policies.



Listen to this podcast

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  • Darren Heath, Solicitor, JurisProductions: Chair
  • James Farrell, Partner in the dispute resolution team at Herbert Smith LLP
  • Raichel Hopkinson, Head of PLC Dispute Resolution
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