Professional Ethics and The Maintenance of Standards of Best Practice

This lecture on the 'Duty of Confidentiality' deals with both Privilege and Confidentiality. Legal professional privilege is a right conferred by law on clients. Confidentiality is a professional duty to keep client’s affairs confidential. This one-hour lecture covers some of the issues which arise for Solicitors in respect of both privilege and confidentiality. The lecture covers the following topics:

The lecture covers a number of topics, including:

  • Law Society Practice Notes 2020
  • Law Society Guide to Good Professional Conduct (3rd Edn)
  • Smurfit Paribas Bank Ltd v AAB Export Finance Limited [1990] 1 IR 469
  • Miley v Flood [2001] 2 IR 50
  • Three Rivers District Council & Ors v Government and Company of the Bank of England [2004] UKHL 48
  • Ryanair v Channel 4 Television Corp. & Anor [2017] IEHC 651
  • Legal Advice Privilege (LAP)
  • Litigation Privilege (LP)
  • Prudent dealings for in-house Solicitors
  • Lawyer communicating through an intermediary
  • Data Protection

Teaching method:  

e-Lecture, PowerPoint;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

To book this e-lecture please refer to: 2024 Legal CPD programme

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