Legal Profession Act 1987 No 109
Historical version for 22 November 2002 to 5 December 2002 (accessed 25 January 2015 at 21:15) Repealed version
Part 10Division 10Section 171S

171S   Duty of confidentiality of client communications

(1)  A legal practitioner must comply with a requirement under this Part to answer a question or to produce information or a document despite any duty of confidentiality in respect of a communication between the practitioner and a client (but only if the client is the complainant or consents to its disclosure).
(2)  A legal practitioner may disclose a matter to the Commissioner, a Council or the Tribunal in breach of any such duty of confidentiality if the Commissioner, Council or Tribunal is satisfied that it is necessary for the practitioner to do so in order to rebut an allegation in the complaint.
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