Confidentiality and disclosure

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Confidentiality of client information

To help you to understand your SRA obligations in relation to keeping clients' information confidential.

Access to and disclosure of an incapacitated person's will

To clarify circumstances where a solicitor can disclose a copy of a client's will to a property and financial affairs attorney.

Glossary terms


means the person for whom you act and, where the context permits, includes prospective and former clients

in the SRA Financial Services (Scope) Rules, in relation to any regulated financial services activities carried on by an authorised body for a trust or the estate of a deceased person (including a controlled trust), means the trustees or personal representatives in their capacity as such and not any person who is a beneficiary under the trust or interested in the estate