We will collect and hold personal information about you including your name, residential address, telephone number, email, and other details relevant to your matter, such as personal information of other people directly or indirectly involved in your legal transaction. Some of the personal information we collect will be sensitive information, particularly in relation to litigation, disputes, family law, wills, estates, succession, criminal law and traffic law matters. “Personal information” is defined in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (as amended or replaced) and can mean information or opinion about a particular individual, regardless of whether that information or opinion is true and/or recorded.
The information is collected by the forms you fill in on our website and in any of your discussions with our staff, whether in person, over the phone or via correspondence. The fields in our online forms are all voluntary and accordingly you should only provide information you agree to disclose to us. We may also collect information from third parties such as professional or expert advisers, treating medical practitioners and other medical and psychiatric professionals, friends, relatives and associates, as well as public searches where required.
We will use your personal information only to provide the services you seek and in our operation of a legal business, and we will retain that information on our electronic and hard files. This may involve disclosing some of your details to the parties involved in a particular transaction, for example in a conveyancing matter this would include the buyer, seller, lender and real estate agent.
We will not trade, sell or rent any of your personal information.