We collect personal information about you in order to provide you with the services requested by you, including providing professional services, advice to you and communicating matters that may be of general interest to you. The personal information collected is used to help us provide you with the best service possible, and to assist in interacting with you. If you do not provide the necessary personal information we may not be able to achieve a satisfactory outcome in relation to our services to you.
In the course of providing professional services and advice to you, we will acquire information about you and third parties associated with you or your advisers from publicly available records, or from other third parties.
In some cases we will be required or authorised by Australian law, or the order of a court or tribunal to collect personal information about you. We will take reasonable steps to let you know that we have collected your personal information, unless it is obvious from the circumstances that you would know or would expect us to have the information.
In the course of representing you, it may become necessary for us to disclose information to third parties such as service providers that we may use to help in the operation of our business. We may also be required to disclose information to our auditors and in some circumstances we are required to do so by law. By engaging us, you consent to the disclosure of information to such persons where we consider it necessary to do so.
We are not likely to disclose information to overseas recipients unless it is with your consent, or the disclosure is authorised or required by law.