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Vol 24 No 5 May/June 2019

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Remedies for Torts, Breach of Contract, and Equitable Wrongs

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Confidentiality 4th ed


ISBN13: CONF4th
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414028340
To be Published: December 2019
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £159.00



  • Provides comprehensive guidance on the law of confidentiality and its impact on different areas of the law.
  • Examines the historical origins of the action for breach of contract and it’s development through the more important cases
  • Examines the two different forms of action for breach of contract; contractual or equitable duties of confidentiality and rights of privacy and discusses the available remedies and defences
  • Analyses the present state of the law and its foundations and principles
  • Discusses particular areas of difficulty and possible answers
  • Considers certain relationships involving duties of confidence and confidentiality in the legal process
  • Details what can and cannot be protected as confidential, and what constitutes abuse of confidential information.
  • Explains how confidentiality affects different professions, including medical advisers, bankers, broadcasters and journalists, teachers, clergy, counsellors, mediators, employees and lawyers, and goes through the codes and rules that apply to each
  • Illustrates how confidentiality operates within the legal process, with guidance on legal professional privilege and public interest immunity
  • Features an expanded treatment of civil procedure in relation to anonymity and other restrictions on litigation publicity
  • The book’s principal focus is on the law of England and Wales, but account has also been taken of recent case law in other common law jurisdictions
  • Discusses the implications of the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act
  • Examines confidentiality in arbitration and mediation
  • Includes up to date case law which can be cited in court