CIRCUMSTANCES A LAWYER CAN GIVE AWAY CLIENT’S INFORMATION WITHOUT CONSENT. Ordinarily, a lawyer cannot give away information obtained from a client because such was obtained under professional privilege and the lawyer owes duty to the client not to reveal such communication. There are circumstances that a lawyer may reveal such communication without breaching his duty to client and there are; 1. Where such communication is for an illegal purpose or crime committed 2. Where such communication is permitted by Rules of Professional Conduct or law or court order 3. Where such communication is necessary for a lawyer to establish/collect his fees or 4. Where such communication is necessary for a lawyer to defend himself, employees or associates against accusation of wrongful conduct. My authorities are sections 192(1) and 259 of the Evidence Act, 2011 as well as Rules 19(3) and 57 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners, 2007. #DailyLawTips #SabiLaw #LearnNigerianLaws Feel free to reach the author, ask questions or make inquiries on this topic or any other via [email protected] or [email protected]m or +2348037665878. NOTE: Sharing or modifying or publishing this publication without giving credit to Onyekachi Umah, Esq. and “LearnNigerianLaws.com” is a criminal breach of copyright and will be prosecuted. Please share this publication till it gets to those that need it most. Save a Nigerian today! To receive our Daily Law Tips for free follow our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube via “@LearnNigerianLaws”. This publication is the writer’s view not a legal advice and does not create any form of relationship. You may reach the writer for more information. Powered by www.LearnNigerianLaws.com]]>
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