Privacy Policy

Data Protection Statement

We take protection of personal data seriously and are committed to the lawful and correct treatment of personal data.  We are required to comply with the law governing the management and storage of personal data, outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and associated legislation including the Data Protection Act.

Protection of personal data and respect for individual privacy is fundamental to our day-to-day operations as a Barristers’ Chambers.  In the course of our business, we process personal data and you can understand the ways in which we do this, your rights and other information from reading our privacy notice hereChambers Privacy Notice.

We fully endorse and adhere to the principles of the Data Protection Legislation and will:

  • Fully observe the conditions regarding the fair collection and use of personal information;
  • Meet our legal obligations to specify the purposes for which we use personal information;
  • Only collect and process the personal information needed to carry out our business or to comply with any legal or regulatory requirements we are subject to;
  • Ensure personal information is accurate and not kept for longer than is necessary;
  • Ensure that people are aware of their rights and able to access their personal information to the extent that it is possible to do so having regard to the nature of our business and the nature of the data we hold;
  • Take appropriate technical, organisational and physical measures to safeguard and secure personal information;
  • To ensure data is not transferred or processed in any way without suitable safeguards being in place;
  • We recognise the rights of individuals under GDPR and have outlined these in our privacy notice and will deal with such requests courteously and professionally;
  • We regularly review and monitor how we handle personal information; and
  • Everyone handling personal data is appropriately trained and properly supervised.

We have appointed James Basden (Senior Clerk) as our data protection point of contact.

Please read our privacy notice, available here 

Cookies Policy

Website and Cookie Policy

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, you will be asked to consent to direct marketing purposes
    if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us on the details above
  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you and you can read our privacy notice for more information about this (link above).

Cookies Policy

Introduction

We have created this separate cookies policy in order to provide comprehensive information about our use of cookies across this website.

This policy provides the following information for users:

  • What are Cookies?
  • Information about cookies
  • Types of Cookie
  • How do we use Cookies?
  • Analytics on this website
  • What are Cookies? 

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

Information about cookies

What do cookies do?

Cookies record information about a website visitors online preferences. They can help us to analyse how our websites are being used and provide a better user experience. In order to do this, a cookie is placed on your device to remember the information set by the website. A prime example of how cookies are used is through visitor statistics and Analytics. Please see Analytics & Cookies on this website.

What is a browser?

A browser is an application that allows you to surf the internet. The most common browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. Most browsers are secure and offer quick and easy ways to delete information like cookies.

Change your Browser Settings’

You can choose how cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings. The most popular browsers allow users to a) accept all cookies, b) to notify you when a cookie is issued, or c) to not receive cookies at any time. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided, spoiling your experience of the website. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Types of Cookie

First Party Cookies

First party cookies are set and can only be read by this website.

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are set by other organisations that we use for different services. For example, Google analytics service sets cookies on this website in order to report what’s popular and what’s not. The page you are viewing may from time to time also contain content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr and these sites may set their own cookies.

Session Cookies

Session Cookies are stored only for the duration of your visit to a website and these are deleted from your device when your browsing session ends.

Persistent Cookies

This type of cookie is saved on your device for a fixed period.

Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one usage session. For example, if you have asked us to remember a preference such as a username.
How do we use cookies?

  • We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features.
  • We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example.
  • We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

Analytics & Cookies on this website

Google Analytics provide anonymised statistical information about visitors to this website. It processes IP addresses and information from cookies used on this website to record information such as page views, how many users we have, what browsers they are using and in which country, city or region they are located.

For more information on Google Analytics Cookies: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

To opt out of Google Analytics cookies, please: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Policy Last Updated: May 2018