Legal Profession Act 1987 No 109
Repealed version for 15 August 2005 to 30 September 2005 (accessed 23 December 2014 at 08:20)
Part 10Division 10Section 171P

171P   Offence: improper disclosure of information

(1)  A person who discloses information obtained in the administration of this Part, or in relation to any notification required by the regulations, or statement given or investigation carried out under Division 1AA of Part 3, is guilty of an offence unless the disclosure is made:
(a)  with the consent of the person to whom the information relates, or
(b)  in connection with the administration of this Part, or
(c)  for the purpose of legal proceedings arising out of this Act or of any report of any such proceedings, or
(d)  with other lawful excuse.

Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to the disclosure of information by the Commissioner, or a member of the Law Society Council, to the Chief Commissioner of State Revenue.
Top of page