The Civil Litigation Brief blog contained an interesting post about the dangers of lawyers working on the move and being overheard discussing confidential client matters or allowing confidential information to be read over their shoulders or leaving legal papers behind.
The costs profession is not immune. Of the various examples given on Twitter:
“Absolutely correct. I once called to collect some files from a cost draftsman’s office. Manager greets me and says he’ll just get the files …. from his car. I almost had an apoplectic fit!” – Donna Beckett@BeckettandCo
“I once received a call from a bouncer of a London pub. Our cost draftsman had left one of our files there. Apparently it was a con with Counsel!” – Peter McKenna@PeterMcKenna2