Protection of confidential information is a fundamental feature of our relationship with clients.
All members of our firm, including support staff, consultants and locums, owe a duty of confidentiality to you.
This duty of confidentiality has to be reconciled with the duty of disclosure to clients. The duty of disclosure is limited to information of which we are aware which is material to your matter. Where these two duties can’t be reconciled, then the protection of confidential information is paramount and we would not continue to act for a client for whom we cannot disclose material information, except in very limited circumstances where safeguards are in place.