Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy tells you what will happen to any personal data that you provide to us as a result of using this website or if you instruct one of our counsel to act on your behalf. The information is written for the benefit of general visitors to the website - if you are a client of one of our counsel, they process a wider range of personal data and deal with a broader range of privacy-related issues, which are set out  below.

Personal Data You Provide

Your privacy is important to us. By providing personal information such as your name and e-mail address via the forms on this website, you agree to us contacting you with regard to the information provided.

Some forms on our website also include a check box asking you for permission to add you to our mailing list. This is an opt-in mailing list and your personal information will be used solely by us (and all such emails include a link for opt-out).

Personal data received by, or on behalf of, any member of chambers in their professional capacity as an advocate will only be used to prepare the case and represent the interests of the client  in any  proceedings and any related appeal.

The personal data will be kept stored electronically on a password protected and encrypted server.  Any electronic transmission of the personal data will only take place by secure email using a secure email address, unless otherwise agreed in advance by the professional client. Counsel may also store the data on their own personal electronic device, which is suitably protected by password and encryption.

How We Use Your Personal Data

We use the data you provide via this website to:

  • communicate with you, for example: we use contact details such as email address or phone number when responding to enquiries made via online forms
  • monitor website trends, for example: we use Google Analytics to help us aggregate traffic so we can monitor how the website is being used
  • operate our business more effectively, for example: we seek feedback and use this to help improve our service

Personal Data related to cases on which we are instructed

Counsel will only share the personal data with authorised persons (other lawyers, state enforcement agencies and chambers’ support staff) as becomes necessary in representing the defendant. This will include sharing the personal data with replacement advocates who provide cover for certain hearings.

Our "Lawful Reasons" For Processing Your Personal Data

The "General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR) is the primary piece of legislation defining your rights over our processing of your personal information. The GDPR requires us to declare which of six "lawful reasons" we are relying on when we are processing your personal data: we operate on the basis of "consent" when sending newsletters (you won't get sent a newsletter unless you have explicitly opted in to receive one).... and we operate on the basis of "legitimate interest" when communicating with you in other ways (e.g. when responding to your enquiry).

How Long We Keep Personal Data

Personal data may be stored by the website for a period of up to 90 days after which time it is removed automatically.

Personal Data related to cases on which we are instructed

Subject to any other legal considerations, any personal data retained on completion of the case will be permanently deleted 28 days after the later of the final conclusion of the case, the expiry of any period for appeal or the settlement of all outstanding financial matters

Transfer of Personal Data

From time to time we may pass personal data such as your name and email address to other services that we use to send out newsletters and other communications (both electronic and print). However, your personal data will never be sold or transferred to an organisation outside the UK or the EU.

Personal Data related to cases on which we are instructed

Personal data from cases will never be shared with any third parties for marketing purposes.

Questions or Complaints

In the first instance we hope you will contact us directly with any questions or complaints (contact details are displayed prominently on this website). However, legal rights regarding privacy are the remit of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and you will find more information about how to complain here:

Our Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to monitor how our website is being used so we can make improvements. Our use of Google Analytics requires us to pass to Google your IP address (but no other information) - Google uses this information to prepare site usage reports for us, but Google may also share this information with other Google services. In particular, Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Related information: