Privacy Policy

Farry Law is committed to keeping your information safe and to ensuring compliance with its legal obligations under the Privacy Act 2020.

This Privacy Policy sets out how we will collect, store, use, disclose and protect your personal information.

This Privacy Policy may be updated at any time.

Personal Information

Personal information is information about you that identifies you, or by which your identity can reasonably be ascertained.

If you choose to interact with us (for example, by engaging our services, applying to work for Farry Law, or accessing our website) we will collect information directly from you or any person you have authorised to provide information to us, and hold that information.  Depending on the nature of your relationship with Farry Law, the personal information we will collect from you may include:

  • Your contact information (such as your phone number, email address, or physical address).
  • Information to enable us to comply with our obligations under anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism laws, including verifying your identity, and the identity of relevant persons in your organisation.
  • To meet any other legal obligations, including in relation to Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act/Common Reporting Standard (FATCA/CRS) requirements.
  • Any interactions you have with us (this includes time and date of contact, and relevant emails and documents).
  • Other personal information we require from, or about, you to provide the advice that has been requested. This may be in the context of advice you have asked for, or that a third party has asked for.
  • If you apply for a job, information about your qualifications and experience.

We may also collect your personal information from publicly available sources to carry out customer due diligence or as part of the provision of our services to you.

Collecting Personal Information

We may collect personal information from you directly by email, phone, face to face meetings, from forms or other documents, and through our website.

For clients located in New Zealand and Australia, Farry Law has engaged third-party agents to assist with its Customer Due Diligence requirements under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009. The information collected by third-party agents is automatically deleted from the agent’s servers and only stored by Farry Law.

Our servers will record information automatically when you visit our website through cookies. The cookies will collect information in respect of your use of our website, including the date, time and URL of the pages you visit, your IP address, your location and browser software.

Security and Storage

Farry Law will take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is safe from loss, unauthorised use, modification, disclosure, and any other misuse.

All information is stored electronically (requiring logins and passwords) or physically (in secured premises). Only authorised persons are permitted to access your personal information.

We will use, disclose or retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected and as otherwise permitted or required by law.


We may need to disclose your personal information for the purpose of complying with our legal obligations, responding to your questions in relation to our services, or as otherwise stated at the time of collection. We will not disclose personal information, except in accordance with the law. For example, we may use your personal information to:

  • Reply to your queries or to provide legal services to you.
  • Provide legal services to our clients in relation to matters in which you are involved.
  • Verify your identity or perform customer due diligence.
  • Engage or provide information to third parties on your behalf.
  • Check for and manage commercial or legal conflicts of interest.
  • Comply with our legal and professional obligations under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, and under any court orders.
  • Send you Farry Law publications (with your consent) and invite you to seminars and functions.
  • Help us improve and better market the services we provide.
  • Recruit staff.
  • Enable us to undertake our business processes (such as invoicing).

To carry out the activities or to achieve the purposes specified above, we may disclose your personal information to:

  • People and organisations to whom you have authorised us to disclose your personal information.
  • Parties involved in a matter for which you have engaged our services.
  • Service providers that enable us to store, manage, audit, and analyse the information we hold.
  • Third party service providers that we engage to help us provide services to you.

We may also disclose your personal information to the courts, tribunals and regulatory authorities, and anyone else to whom you authorise us to disclose it.

Accessing your Personal Information

You have the right to access your readily retrievable personal information we hold and to request that your personal information be updated or corrected.

You can contact us to update any personal information we hold about you. We may charge a fee for providing access and if so, we will advise you of the cost in advance.