Client-Solicitor Privilege Law and Legal Definition

Client-solicitor privilege means a privilege or right available to a client against his/her lawyer. According to this privilege, a lawyer of a client must keep his/her client’s information or words spoken to him/her by the client during the provision of the legal services strictly confidential. A lawyer must also not disclose such information in the form of a testimony even before a court of law. However in situations where a serious crime can be prevented by such disclosure, a lawyer can waive such privilege.

A client-solicitor privilege can be waived by a client either expressly or impliedly.