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Law of Confidentiality (Hardback)

Law of Confidentiality (Hardback)

Dal Pont, G, 2014

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Book 9780409337921 $344.00
eBook 9780409337938 $299.00

Law of Confidentiality addresses the law of confidentiality as it operates in Australian law with references to developments in comparable jurisdictions.


First published in QLD Lawyer Volume 35 Part 2 July 2015. Reproduced with the kind permission of Thomson Reuters


Format: Hardback


This detailed and comprehensive text covers the concept of confidentiality, types of confidential information, parameters of confidentiality, remedies and defences to breaches of confidentiality and confidentiality in the context of defined relationships.  This new text is a part of the LexisNexis Black & Silver series.



  • Comprehensive and multi-jurisdictional
  • Up-to-date reference
  • Authoritative
  • Adopts a logical structure and style that makes it easy to locate the relevant material


This review was first published in ETHOS – Journal of the ACT Law Society June 2015 – Issue 236.


Gino Dal Pont is Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania. He is a graduate of the University of Tasmania (LLD) and the University of Michigan (LLM), and is admitted to practice in New South Wales, as well as a Certified Practising Accountant. He has written widely in the areas of the legal profession and equity & trusts, in particular, including three books in the LexisNexis “black and silver” series. Professor Dal Pont is also General Editor is Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, author of the New South Wales Solicitors Manual, and a regular columnist on legal ethics issues. His teaching involves professional responsibility, trusts and tax.

Table of Contents

Part I Confidentiality Conceptualised

1. Concept of Confidentiality

2. Interactions of Confidentiality

3. (Confidential) Information as Property

4. Confidentiality and Privacy


Part II Confidentiality Identified

5. Business, Commercial and Technical Information

6. Personal Information

7. Governmental Information

8. Impact of Confidential Circumstances

9. Confidentiality in Particular Relationships


Part III Delimited Confidentiality

10. Disclosure and Confidentiality

11. Defending an Alleged Breach of Confidentiality

12. Illustration of Parameters to Confidentiality


Part IV Enforced Confidentiality

13. Breach of Confidentiality

14. Enforcing Confidentiality Against Third Parties

15. Restraining A Breach of Confidentiality

16. Rectifying a Breach of Confidentiality


Part V Confidentiality in Proceedings

17. Confidentiality In Discovery

18. Confidentiality and Privilege

19. Confidentiality in Dispute Resolution

20. Court-Ordered Confidentiality

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