18.1. A bailiff must take reasonable measures to ensure that confidential information or documents relevant to the file are not disclosed to a partner, shareholder, director, officer or employee of a partnership or joint-stock company in which the bailiff practises the profession or has an interest, as soon as the bailiff becomes aware that the partner, shareholder, director, officer or employee has a conflict of interest.
The following factors must be taken into particular account in assessing the effectiveness of such measures:
(1) the size of the partnership or joint-stock company;
(2) the precautions taken to prevent access to the bailiff’s file by the person in the conflict of interest;
(3) the instructions given to protect confidential information or documents relating to the conflict of interest;
(4) the isolation of the person in the conflict of interest with respect to the bailiff.