Case Note 83994 [2008] NZPrivCmr 6: Law firm discloses woman’s personal information to another client

A woman had instructed a law firm to act for her in relation to a number of claims against a government agency. One of her files was accidentally placed in a box containing the files of another client who had claims against the same government agency. This other client discovered the womans file among his own and briefly viewed its contents before advising the law firm that it was not his.

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