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Are you officially considered the Counsel's client or is the solicitor their client?
OK, thanks, leave it with me please and I will reply on here later today
Many thanks for your patience. Whether this is ethical or not is very much between you and the solicitor. They may have different expectations to other solicitors and I cannot state whether they will find this questionable or not, especially as it may be a matter of personal opinion.
Legally, there is nothing stopping you from approaching Counsel over this and asking your questions but they may decline to share anything with you as you are not their client, even if the information is about you. To be honest, you won’t know until you have approached them see if they are willing to cooperate with you or if they simply decline for the above reasons.
Does this answer your query?
Not yet as you are not officially their client – legally you are just a third party who has contacted them to enquire about something, you are not officially their client so such duty would not apply