Privacy Notice for Member ICO PDF

Thank you for choosing to instruct me in your case. I will need to collect and hold your personal information in order to deal with your matter. I will take all possible steps to protect your personal information. I am determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust. This Privacy Notice describes the information I collect about you, how it is used and shared, and your rights regarding it.

Data controller

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is 4 Field Court, Gray's Inn, London WC1R 5EF and my registration number is

Data Collection

All the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered in the course of your case and/or proceedings. Your solicitor and/or I will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it.

Our Lawful Basis for processing your information

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations that process personal data to have a Lawful Basis for doing so. The Lawful Bases identified in the GDPR are:

Examples of legitimate interests include:

My lawful basis is your consent, performance of (or steps to enter into) the contract between us, compliance with my legal obligations as a barrister regulated by the Bar Standards Board and my Legitimate Interest is that you are my client and it is required for the efficient conduct of my practice and to fulfil my professional obligation both to you and to the professional bodies which regulate me.

I may use your information to:

I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.
I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR.

This may include:

Client data

I may share your personal data with:

Transfers to third countries and organisations

I do not routinely transfer your personal data to third countries or international organisations.

In the event I would need to do so I will ensure that such transferred data is fully protected and safeguarded as required by the General Data Protection Regulation.

I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it.
My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:

Your Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you specific rights around your personal data. For example, you have to be informed about the information I hold and what I use it for, you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you, you can ask us to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, you can ask me to stop sending you direct mail, or emails, or in some circumstances ask me to stop processing your details. Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data you can seek compensation for any distress you are caused or loss you have incurred. You can find out more information from the ICO’s website and this is the organisation that you can complain to if you are unhappy with how I dealt with you.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may request access to, correction of, or a copy of your information by contacting me or my clerks.

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