James Law collects personal information either directly from you or via our website. Personal information is information that could identify you as an individual, or from which your identity could be reasonably ascertained. The personal information that we collect depends on the legal work that we are undertaking. We require personal information about you so that we can assess, assist and provide advice and representation to you regarding your legal rights. James Law will not disclose your personal information to any party outside the law practice except for the purposes of furthering your legal matter, or where the law requires us to so provide your personal information.
We may collect details regarding but not limited to your medical history, education, employment and earnings, prior claims, Medicare, Centrelink and disability history, history of bankruptcy proceedings, workers compensation history and other relevant information. The information collected is used to best represent you and advance your matter. By virtue of legislation, legal practice or convention, this information may be required to be disclosed to expert personnel, witnesses, opposing parties and their respective insurers, our barristers, to the Court, or to a mediator.
In addition, James Law may from time to time use your personal information, such as your address or contact details, to provide you with information about other services that we offer or with any information we may think is relevant to your enquiry or the area of law in general. You have the right to decline this information. Should you not wish to receive further information, please let us know by notifying James Law by post to PO Box 2191, TINGALPA, Queensland, 4173, or alternatively, contact us by email.
Subject to legislation, you may request access to the information that James Law holds regarding your enquiry or matter. Such a request may be refused on lawful grounds and if such a request is refused a reason will be provided. Before we release such information, you may be required to reimburse the administrative costs incurred. You may only access your own personal information. Any personal information held on your file, in respect of any other person, will not be disclosed to you. You may request that we amend any information that we hold regarding yourself, so long as any amendments would be accurate, complete and correct.