Privacy and Cookies
We are committed to complying with EU General Data Protection Regulations. We therefore need your consent to accept and process your personal data. Please read the following which details how and why we process our data.
Any data you give us access to will be held securely by the firm, our Data Protection Officer, Andrea Fogg is ultimately responsible for the security of your Data.
In order to fulfil our promise to you, to provide quality legal services it is vital that we have access to some of your personal information. We will only have access to information you have granted us.
We will keep your personal data confidential and we will not share your data with any third party except when we need assistance from third parties connected with your case, such as Counsel, expert witnesses etc.
We will only hold your information for as long as we are required, either contractually or under our regulatory obligations.
We will not hold your paper files for more than six years after the end of your case/matter except:
- Litigation file needs to be kept 6 years from the date the child turns 18
- Purchase and Sale files – 12 years
- Probate – 12 years
- Wills – indefinite as we must keep 13 years from the date of death and we are not always notified of the date of death
After this time, we will confidentially destroy all paper information that we hold about you.
Your digital records will be held on our case management system which we will be obliged to continue to hold for the purposes of ensuring that we never act for another client where doing so would conflict with our obligations of confidentiality to you.
If at any point over your case you are unhappy with how we have handled your data, you are entitled to go through our complaints procedure, failing this you have the right to take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman.