The sound of an attorney about to lose his job

There has been quite a bit of interest in this video conversation between the attorney acting for the three McBride whistle blowers, Stanley Sagathevan, Itumeleng Koko and Patrick Johnson, and an unnamed person who stepped into the attorney’s office. While the video is interesting because McBride is still big news, what I found more interesting was how readily the attorney, Saleem Ebrahim, seemed to breach legal professional privilege and implicate his clients in criminal activities.

Legal professional privilege is what most people call attorney-client privilege and it a privilege that rests in the hands of the client. An attorney could, conceivably, discuss the facts of a case without identifying the client and vice versa but to do both would be a violation of that privilege and could land that attorney in a little bit of hot water.

This is the sound of a lawyer about to lose his job … at the very least, his clients.

For more information about this story and a transcript of the video, take a look at this article on Mail & Guardan.

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