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Processing Your Data

How we use your personal information and for what purpose

For us to hold your personal data, we must have a lawful basis for doing so.

Where you are a client

We rely on one or more of the following lawful bases to hold and process your standard data.

Where we are holding and processing special category data, we rely on two or more of them as follows:-

  • The lawful basis of performing our contract with you to provide legal services;
  • The processing being necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of both you and/or our business, for example;
    • in developing our business;
    • you having access to information and events relevant to you and/or your business interests;
    • in meeting our compliance requirements which includes keeping anti-money laundering records;
    • achieving and maintaining professional accreditations;
    • in order to protect us and our third parties against security breaches and fraud;
    • in the defence of any complaints, claims or fees recovery and other disputes.
  • The processing being necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations, for example;
    • complying with directions from a Court, Tribunal or other Judicial or quasi-Judicial authority, such as an Arbitrator;
    • complying with investigations by the SRA, Legal Services Ombudsman, Information Commissioners Office, or any other statutory regulator.

Where you are not a client

We may also hold and process your personal data where you are any of the following:-

  • A prospective client that has made an enquiry about our services through our website or otherwise;
  • A party to any matter involving any of our clients, where it is necessary to hold and process your personal data;
  • A professional referrer;
  • An individual or company that has provided your contact details to us in order receive updates, newsletters and information, or have attended or are interested in our networking and marketing events and initiatives;
  • A provider of services to us;
  • A community body or individual whose personal data we hold in connection with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity. A copy of our CSR policy is readily available on request.

 

Legal basis for data processing

We will hold and process your personal data for the purposes you would reasonably expect and we rely on one or more of the following lawful bases to do so:-

The processing being necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of both you and/or our business, for example;

  • in receiving your instructions to act for you on a legal matter;
  • developing our business;
  • you having access to information and events relevant to you and/or your business interests;
  • meeting our compliance requirements which includes keeping anti-money laundering records;
  • achieving and maintaining professional accreditations;
  • in order to protect us and our third parties against security breaches and fraud

In the defence of any complaints, claims or fees recovery and other disputes.The processing being necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations, for example;

  • complying with directions from a Court, Tribunal or other Judicial or quasi-Judicial authority, such as an Arbitrator;
  • complying with investigations by the SRA, Legal Services Ombudsman, Information Commissioners Office, or any other statutory regulator.

 

Where we are holding and processing any special case data for you, we rely on both of the above lawful bases.

Whatever your reason for giving us your data, when we process your data for our legitimate interests, we will consider and balance any potential impact on you of our doing so and will comply with all relevant data protection laws.

We will only store your data in those circumstances for as long as it is necessary to do so.

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Manage your privacy

How we handle your personal data

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you more control over how companies like ours use your personal information and makes it quicker and easier for you to check and update the information we hold about you.

As part of our service to you, we will continue to collect, use, store and share your data safely and securely. This doesn’t require any action on your part.

For more detailed information view our Privacy Hub