Confidentiality around client insolvency

The Insolvency Act 1986 gives 'office holders' extensive powers and duties to gather in a company or individual's property and to obtain information about its affairs from anyone who may be in possession of such.

This practice note advises on good practice for dealing with requests for information from an 'office holder' where such information may be of a confidential nature.

This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information see the legal status.