We set out how you can request that we delete, update, transfer and/or provide you with access to your personal data.
We are a legal practice that is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We provide legal services to clients in a range of areas.
We are a data controller that is responsible for personal data collected by us through this site and when we are engaged in the instruction of legal services on your behalf.
We collect personal data in the performance of our services in order to enable us to carry out our client’s instructions. This data may be collected from (a) our clients (b) relatives, associates or those employees or staff of the client, (c) other third parties, such as other legal practices, professionals, public bodies, corporate entities and individuals (e.g. barristers, solicitors, accountants). The types of reason that we collect such data are as follows:
There are many types of personal data that we process, when performing our retainers or otherwise provide our services. This would include the following:
Some of the data we collect may come from public sources, such as Companies House, the electoral roll, websites, social media sites and so on.
We do not collect personal data with a view to providing marketing. We do not sell or transfer your data for marketing purposes.
Where you use our website, we collect certain data such as the following: (a) name and address, when you submit enquiries to us (b) Google Analytics tracking (c) email addresses and contents where you email us.
Where you speak to us by telephone, we may monitor or record some telephone calls. We do this to monitor compliance with our policies, to provide evidence of regulatory compliance and of business transactions and to ensure that our quality standards are being met.
We process your personal data on the following legal grounds the following purposes:
As a legal practice, we adhere to strict terms in relation to the sharing of personal data, especially that of a confidential nature.
We may share your personal data with the following kinds of third party (these are examples to enable you to understand the broad basis of the data we process and share with others):
On occasion, we may transfer your data out of the jurisdiction of England to third party countries. Where we do this, we will always ensure that adequate safeguards are in place to ensure that the required standards set out in the GDPR are adhered to.
As a legal practice, we have always taken the security of your personal data seriously. Whilst we can never guarantee the security of your personal data, we have strict measures in place to minimise the risk of it being misused and to ensure that any confidentiality is maintained at all times.
We have information security policies in place that set out procedures for the use of our systems and to ensure the integrity and security of any personal data that we hold.
For those whose personal data we hold and process, there are a number of rights afforded by law to you. These include the following rights:
In addition, you have the right to make a complaint to the supervisory authority about the way in which we process your data or address the exercise of any of your legal rights or in relation to any other rights you may have under law concerning these issues. The supervisory authority is the Information Commissioners Office, whose website can be found here: https://ico.org.uk.
We may decline to act on certain requests if we have a legal right to do so.