Tinto or Murray, petitioner

Civil procedure – Solicitors – Interdict from acting – Confidential information. Court of Session: In a petition in which the petitioner sought to interdict a firm of solicitors from acting for her husband in divorce proceedings, contending it was inappropriate for them to continue to act because of the risk of disclosure of information confidential to her which might be relevant in the proceedings and knowledge of which was potentially prejudicial to her interests, the court held that the solicitors were in possession of information confidential to the petitioner and to the disclosure of which she had not consented, the safeguards they had instituted were not sufficient to reduce the risks of disclosure of confidential information to an acceptable level, and the petitioner was therefore entitled to the grant of interdict.

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