Rights and Obligations to Preserve and Protect Client Information
Legal Beagle Online Training would like to introduce to you our upcoming online RME training course entitled Client Confidentiality. This course aims to provide you with some background to the concept of client confidentiality and what your obligations are as a solicitor with respect to preserve any and protecting client information. The course is divided into four parts.
What does client confidentiality mean and why is it important?
The first part provides an overview of client confidentiality, specifically what it means and why it’s important as well as some of the types of information that should be considered confidential throughout your legal practice
Solicitors’ Duty of Confidentiality: Sub-categories under Rule 801
The second part of the course unpacks the rules governing client confidentiality in Hong Kong and explores relevant provisions of chapter eight in the solicitor’s guide to professional conduct, specifically regarding the rule against profiting and client information, the duty to pass along information to a client as well as the confidentiality of mediation proceedings.
Recent developments in legal framework governing client confidentiality
The third part of the course impacts a solicitor’s duty of confidentiality in more detail, including the rules governing disclosures and legal professional privilege.