You are a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Law Society of NSW. A client
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For the purpose of assisting the Committee in dealing with the complaint, you have been asked to prepare a brief background paper on the topics of confidential and privileged information. Your paper should, at least, deal with the following issues:
The purpose of confidentiality and legal professional privilege.
In what circumstances, if any, can a legal practitioner disclose confidential and/or privileged information.
Prepare the brief background paper.