Our people and staff are under an obligation not to disclose any confidential information to third parties without consent. This applies to most client personal data, as well as the reports, letters, documents, emails, information and advice we provide to you.
We are required to comply with the Bar Standards Board and we may be required to make disclosure of certain information to comply with professional rules or the general law.
We only share personal information with other individuals or organisations where we are permitted to do so in accordance with data protection law. Wherever, possible we will ensure that we have the data subject’s consent before sharing their personal data, although, it is accepted that this will not be possible in all circumstances, for example if the disclosure is required by law.
Barristers are under a professional and legal obligation to keep the affairs of clients confidential. This obligation, however is subject to a statutory exception: recent legislation on money laundering and terrorist financing had placed barristers under the legal duty in certain circumstances to disclose information to the National Crime Agency / Serious and Organised Crime Agency. Where a barrister knows or suspects that a transaction on behalf of a client involves money laundering, the barrister may be required to make a money laundering disclosure. If this happens, we may not be able to inform you that a disclosure has been made or of the reasons for it. You agree to such disclosure being made in circumstances where we believe we are under a duty to make such a disclosure and to the transfer of any relevant personal data as a result.