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Why is the duty of confidentiality of such importance to a lawyer or the legal profession?
Aside from the numerous practical scenarios in which practitioners may encounter issues of confidentiality, the duty is fundamental in establishing a relationship of trust and confidence between solicitor and client and in encouraging clients to exhibit confidence in legal representation and the legal system.
Explore the scope of the Duty of Confidentiality, with Rick Cullen from Cullen McLeod, including the source of the duty with reference to the Legal Profession Conduct Rules 2010, as well as addressing some limitations including situations that constitute a justified breach.
1 points Competency 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility