As in any specialist set of chambers, it is common for members of chambers to act on different sides in a case from other members of chambers. Chambers recognises that clients must be able to instruct chambers in absolute confidence that their information will be kept confidential.
To ensure the secure and confidential treatment of information, chambers:
- has policies for staff and members of chambers containing detailed procedures concerning the treatment of confidential information, including the setting up of information barriers; the policies are kept under regular review;
- has a system of regular internal training in confidentiality and information barriers for staff and members of chambers;
- has information security policies that govern the management and security of all electronic devices and hard and soft copy documents
The clerks will be pleased to discuss the setting up of information barriers or other procedures to maintain confidentiality. For more information chambers’ policies and procedures, please contact the Senior Clerk, Lizzy Stewart, who is the compliance officer in relation to confidentiality.