The attorney-client privilege is a legal principle that protects confidential communications made for the purpose of seeking or providing legal advice from an attorney. It protects confidential communications between an attorney and a client during the course of an attorney’s representation of that client. It is often defined by reference to five “Cs”:
- with a Client
- for the purpose of obtaining legal Counsel or legal advice
- made in Confidence
- not for the purpose of influencing Court proceedings or otherwise than as an attorney in fact.