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I understand. I am sorry to read about your experience. Once you have given them confidential information and they've passed it on to someone else without your permission, you can sue for breach of confidentiality. The duty of confidentiality is not a property or proprietary right. It's a legal right to prevent its transmission to another person in breach of a confidential relationship.
The duty of confidentiality arises when a person receives information and:
You should first raise a complaint to the solicitor, they should have a complaints procedure that you can follow. However, you can also take legal action immediately against them. You can sue them for breach of confidentiality.
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I see they only received the report from the social worker.
You can sue them for breach of confidentiality and claim compensation for what they have done.
I understand. All solicitors in the UK are governed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) which sets codes of conduct and quality. In this regard, you should raise a complaint. You should request a copy of the solicitor firm’s complaints procedure and ask who will be dealing with your complaint.
As to the social worker, you may sue them for breach of confidentiality as you have agreed verbally from the moment you shared the information.
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You can do it yourself however it is advisable to instruct a local solicitor.
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