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This book was written by Michael Dew, a Vancouver lawyer who practices civil litigation, including assisting persons who have been denied insurance coverage by insurance companies, and persons dealing with builders lien issues.
Counsel, and the clients for whom they act, are under an implied undertaking of confidentiality when they receive information disclosed under compulsion of the Rules of Court or some other legislative provision compelling disclosure. Breach of the implied undertaking is a serious matter, and failure to abide by it may constitute contempt of court.
In all cases counsel should err on the side of caution, and seek consent or direction from the court in the event of uncertainty as to whether information is covered by an implied undertaking, or whether a particular use is permissible despite the information in question being covered by an implied undertaking.