Kept out of the loop
The potent issue of conflicts of interest is firmly rooted in the preservation of confidentiality - a key professional rule for solicitors and one that is always flagged by them any time the independence of the solicitor's profession is threatened. In any event, it is generally accepted that matters between clients and solicitors are confidential and should remain confidential. Hence, the recognition that legal professional privilege should, in certain circumstances, be attached to the advice that solicitors give to their clients.
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