We take your privacy very seriously. This privacy notice explains how we use any personal information we collect about you.
What information do we collect about you?
Why do we need to collect and use your personal data?
The primary legal basis we intend to use for the processing of your data is our legitimate interest in the data. The information we collect about you is essential for us to be able to carry out the services you or your employer require from us effectively. Without collecting your personal data, we would be unable to fulfil our legal and regulatory obligations.
How will we use the information about you?
We collect the information set out above to enable us to contact you in the event that we are appointed by you or your employer to provide professional services, to perform our services generally, including the conduct of litigation or to obtain goods or services from you if you are a supplier. We may occasionally circulate details of relevant legal decisions or send seasonal greetings. We will never bombard you with unsolicited marketing material or sell information we hold to third parties.
Who might we share your information with?
We will not share your information for marketing purposes with other companies. Where it is necessary for your personal data to be forwarded to a third party, we will use appropriate security measures to protect your personal data in transit.
How long do we keep hold of your information?
In principle, your personal data should not be held for longer than is required under the terms of our contract for services. However, we are subject to regulatory requirements to retain data for specified minimum periods. We also reserve the right to retain data for longer than this due to the possibility it may be required to defend a future claim against us. In any case, we will not normally retain your personal data beyond 2025 or seven years after we last dealt with you, whichever is the later unless regulatory requirements compel us to hold your data for longer. You have the right to request deletion of your personal data. We will comply with this request, subject to the restrictions of our regulatory obligations and legitimate interests as noted above.
How can I access the information you hold about me?
You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like to request a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us using the contact details noted below. When your personal data is processed by automated means, you have the right to ask us to move your personal data to another organisation for their use. We have an obligation to ensure your personal information is accurate and up to date. Please ask us to correct or remove any information you think is incorrect.
What can you do if you are unhappy with how your personal data is processed?
You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority for data protection. In the UK this is:
Information Commissioner's Office
How to contact us
0161 300 6524