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Author Pattenden, Rosemary.

Title The law of professional-client confidentiality : regulating the disclosure of confidential personal information / Rosemary Pattenden
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003


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Description lxxxvii, 803 pages ; 26 cm
Contents Part I: Introduction. 1. Definitions and rationales -- 2. The social context -- 3. The legal framework. Part II: Responding to Disclosure. 4. Contract and tort solutions to intentional disclosure -- 5. Equity and copyright solutions to intentional disclosure -- 6. Dealing with unintentional disclosure -- 7. Suing and tracing third parties and strangers -- 8. Remedies -- 9. Alternatives to litigation. Part III: Defences. 10. Compelled disclosure -- 11. Disclosure in the public interest -- 12. Other lawful voluntary disclosure -- 13. Consent. Part IV: Confidentiality and Privilege in the Litigation process. 14. Investigations and pre-trial disclosures -- 15. Trials, tribunals and inquiries -- 16. Grounds for non-disclosure -- 17. Protection of privacy. Part V: Related Matters. 18. Data protection and freedom of information -- 19. Disclosure to the client -- 20. Duty to warn third parties -- 21. The employed professional and partnerships
Summary This work provides a detailed survey of the law relating to the protection and disclosure of confidential personal information, taking as its unique focus the information associated with professional-client relationships. In addition to the law of breach of confidence itself, full analysis is also given to related areas of law such as copyright, privilege, data protection, privacy and freedom of information, as well as the professional codes of conduct. The black-letter law is supplemented by in-depth coverage of how the legal issues arise, and are dealt with, in practice (both in the UK and in other jurisdictions). Numerous examples are cited from a wide variety of professional contexts ranging from the medical, legal, and financial to the social services and education
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 737-760) and index
Subject Lawyers -- Discipline.
Privacy, Right of.
Legal ethics.
Confidential communications.
Confidential communications -- Lawyers.
LC no. 2004273187
ISBN 0198268505 alkaline paper