How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask UKSolicitorJA Your Own Question
UKSolicitorJA, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 4312
Experience:  English solicitor with over 12 years experience
Type Your Law Question Here...
UKSolicitorJA is online now

I am buying a property with a loan from a friend. My solicitor

This answer was rated:

I am buying a property with a loan from a friend. My solicitor disclosed this private information quite unnecessarily to the vendor's solicitor. This came back to me through the vendors estate agent who has been a friend for 30 years and I did not want them to know my private business. What recourse do I have against my solicitor for breach of confidentiality?

This is very serious as solicitors are not allowed to disclose their client's matters with anyone without the client's consent or unless required by law.

You may complain against your solicitor to the SRA as this is an ethical issue involving breach of the Solicitors Code of Conduct

Hope this helps
UKSolicitorJA and 3 other Law Specialists are ready to help you