Information security and disclosure

20. You must take all reasonable steps to read all relevant papers and keep them secure while in your possession.

21. If you receive information about a person and have reason to believe that they have not given consent for the information to be shared, you should return the information to the person instructing you and seek confirmation that consent has been given.

22. You should not disclose confidential information to anyone who is not involved in the court proceedings, unless:

a. the person the information relates to gives their consent (and there are no other restrictions or limits on sharing the information)

b. you must do so by law

c. you are ordered to do so by a court or tribunal

d. your overriding duty to the court and the administration of justice means that you must disclose the information.