As we all know Raw (lawyers) blog site are constantly leaking documents, now this begs the question, where do they get them from? I suspect their clients. Most of the information posted is of a legal nature, and most, if not all is highly confidential. The bloggers on Raw are lawyers, charging clients huge amounts of money and in the same breath publishing their confidential information.
The duty of confidentiality obliges a lawyer to respect the confidentiality of his or her client’s affairs. Information that a lawyer obtains about his or her clients’ affairs may be confidential, and must not be used for the benefit of persons not authorised by the client. Confidentiality is a prerequisite for legal professional privilege to hold. The lawyer-client relationship has historically been characterised as one of confidence.