Your personal details are required by Devenish Lawyers to enable us to effectively represent you. However, the privacy of your personal details are vital, especially in this modern technological age.
At Devenish we obtain and use your personal details in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (the Act).
Client’s details such as:-
Instructions shall be obtained from clients concerning the above when necessary and such instructions shall be kept private unless ordered by a competent Court or Authority.
By taking instructions orally or in writing from clients and their agents such as accountants and financial advisers.
To enable Devenish to conduct your matter, we do require personal details. In the event that clients do not wish to give personal details, the matter should be discussed with one of our lawyers to discuss your concerns.
To other people and organisations in the normal course of running your matter.
In the instance where your personal details are private, reasonable care shall be taken that personal details are not provided to the wrong people or organisation.
On numerous occasions your personal details shall need to be updated by Devenish.
Such updating shall be obtained from clients orally or in writing.
Conferences may be organised at our office in Ringwood or from clients private residences if there are mobility problems.
Yes, in most matters and such requests should be directed towards our reception and possibly then with the lawyer who was or is handling the matter.
Yes, in many instances in accordance with the Act and legal principles.
When appropriate the situation shall be discussed with clients and an advice obtained from a barrister.
The courts may order for personal details to be disclosed.
Clients may complain about breach of privacy by Devenish by contacting the Principal of Devenish, in conference, the telephone, by mail or email.
The matter may be reported to the Law Institute of Victoria on 9607 9311 or Professional Standards on 9607 9470.
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