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Published: 03 March 2016

722 Pages


ISBN: 9780199669516

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A new practitioner law publication

The Law of Professional-Client Confidentiality 2e

Regulating the Disclosure of Confidential Information

Second Edition

Rosemary Pattenden and Duncan Sheehan

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of both liability for disclosure and defences
  • Draws upon the author's research across a wide range of jurisdictions and professions
  • Brings together insights on many areas of law, including data protection, breach of confidence, the law of evidence, human rights, tort and contract, and takes into account relevant soft law and professional ethical guidance
  • 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

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded to cover all forms of confidential information handled by professionals.
  • Covers new and recent case law in England and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Scotland.

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