Wednesday’s Video Clip: Confidentiality
In this video, Russell discusses how all information you provide to your lawyer is completely private and confidential. All the details of your case will be handled with the utmost confidentiality and respect for your privacy.
The privilege of confidentiality between solicitor and client is, in law, protection that belongs to the client. Therefore, it is up to the client, only, whether or not that confidentiality is to be waived.
Please remember this when your family members or friends request information directly from your lawyer. Lawyers are frequently contacted by new partners or other family members who want to discuss your case.
You have to give your lawyer specific instructions to permit that discussion to take place. Also, as the time spent by your lawyer will be time spent on your file, you will be billed for any time spent discussing your case with anyone at your request, or in the context of your file.