Marbury Chambers understands the importance of personal information privacy and is committed to the protection of personal information that it holds.
Observing and protecting the confidentiality of client information is an essential aspect of the conduct of Marbury Chambers’ business. Such information is generally only disclosed in accordance with a client's instructions.
Marbury Chambers only collects personal information that is necessary for Marbury Chambers to perform Marbury Chambers’ functions. The following information is usually collected:
- your name, address and contact information,
- information about your dealings with Marbury Chambers or Marbury Chambers’ clients,
- your type of legal matter, and
- other personal information that you disclose to Marbury Chambers when you give Marbury Chambers instructions or request another service from Marbury Chambers, or that is contained in communications between you and Marbury Chambers.
Where relevant Marbury Chambers may ask you for other information - for example, qualifications and employment history if you are applying for a job with Marbury Chambers.
Marbury Chambers usually collects personal information directly from you or when you provide information by email or by a form via this website or in other documents.
When using this website, you may voluntarily disclose personal information to Marbury Chambers via email or a form. A Marbury Chambers database may automatically be updated with this information and the date and time of your submission of this information via this website. This information is used for internal purposes only.
Marbury Chambers collects personal information to meet legal, commercial and other obligations to you or Marbury Chambers’ clients and to enable Marbury Chambers to conduct business.
Marbury Chambers also collects personal information so as to improve the services provided.
If you do not wish to give Marbury Chambers personal information then, depending on the nature of the personal information that you decide not to provide and the circumstances in which Marbury Chambers has requested that information, Marbury Chambers’ ability to meet legal, commercial and other obligations to you, your business, your employer, Marbury Chambers’ clients or related persons or bodies may be adversely affected.
Marbury Chambers uses personal information primarily to provide services to you. Marbury Chambers may also use personal information to:
- manage and administer the services provided, including with respect to charging and billing,
- conduct internal business operations (including meeting any relevant legal requirements),
- manage client relationships and improve services provided,
- promote and market other products or services that you may be interested in, and
- assess applications for employment.
- subject to Marbury Chambers’ obligations, to any person where necessary or desirable in connection with the provision of Marbury Chambers’ services, such as regulatory authorities and other parties,
- internally to directors and staff of Marbury Chambers,
- to external service providers (on a confidential basis) so they can provide services related to Marbury Chambers’ business to us,
- where required or authorised by law, and
- where you consent to the disclosure.
Where applicable Marbury Chambers may rely on employee and related bodies' corporate exemptions that are available under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) when using or disclosing personal information.
Reasonable steps are taken by Marbury Chambers to protect personal information that Marbury Chambers holds from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure, whether the information is in physical form or electronic. Staff with access to such information are subject to obligations of confidentiality.
You may ask Marbury Chambers to provide you with access to personal information that Marbury Chambers holds about you. Marbury Chambers will comply with any such request except where the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) or the National Privacy Principles allow Marbury Chambers to refuse to do so. There is no fee for making such a request but Marbury Chambers may charge you for providing access. Marbury Chambers will endeavour to respond to a request, to provide you with access to personal information that Marbury Chambers holds about you, within 14 days of receipt of such a request.
- complain to Marbury Chambers if you believe your privacy has been breached,
- get more information about the way in which Marbury Chambers manages personal information that Marbury Chambers holds, and
- request access to personal information that Marbury Chambers holds about you.
Solicitors may brief a Barrister by contacting the Clerk of Chambers or by contacting the Barrister directly.