As a law firm, we are naturally bound by obligations of confidentiality: we take these obligations very seriously. We have a duty to maintain the confidentiality of our clients’ affairs, including personal information.
Our duty of confidentiality applies except where disclosure of a client’s personal information is:
with that client’s consent
compelled by law; or
for the sole purpose of avoiding the probable commission or concealment of an offence.
We may be subject to obligations of non-disclosure in respect of personal information which we hold arising from the fiduciary duties we owe our clients, or as a result of professional conduct rules which apply to us.
In many cases, information which we hold will be subject to legal professional privilege and we will therefore not be obliged to disclose it to third parties.
Brett Slater Solicitors collects personal information for the following purposes:
to provide you (if a client or prospective client) or your organisation with legal advice and solutions
to consider making offers of employment or for employment purposes
to receive services from you or the organisation which employs you
to undertake marketing activities.
If you (as a client) do not provide the information requested, we may not be able either to provide you with appropriate legal advice or to fulfill another applicable purpose of collection.
If you are our client we may disclose your personal information to:
barristers or experts engaged in your matter
foreign law firms for the purpose of obtaining foreign legal advice.
In other cases, and only where appropriate, we may disclose your personal information to our clients where your personal information has been collected by us in the course of providing legal services to them.