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In this section we set out information which is particularly relevant to people who are our prospective clients.

Please read our section on anti-money laundering  for further information on what anti-money laundering checks we will carry out, what these entail, and on disclosures to the National Crime Agency.

Please also read the section on marketing to learn more about the controls we have put in place for when we are using your personal data for marketing purposes.

Please read our section on disclosures of your data for further information on recipients of your data.

When you provide information to us:

(i)                  as a prospective client; or

(ii)                as an existing client in respect of a prospective transaction, dispute or other matter,

(“the information”), we will assume unless you notify us to the contrary before the information is given to us and we accept the position, that:

(a)    the information is not confidential and accordingly you will not seek to restrict us from acting for any other person or disclosing the information to any client or prospective client, whether or not in respect of any matter in which you may be involved or may have an interest, unless you become a client in which case relevant rules concerning conflicts of interest and confidentiality will apply;

(b)    the information is not subject to confidentiality obligations owed to a third party; or

(c)     if the information is subject to a confidentiality obligation owed to a third party, it is not being given to us in breach of such obligation.

Purposes for which we will use your personal data  

We have set out below a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so.  We have also identified what our legitimate interests are, where appropriate.

The types of data are defined in our glossary.

PURPOSE: to enable us to carry out anti-money laundering checks on our clients and potential clients where you are an individual and, as such, are our client or potential client.

Types of data: (a) Identity; (b) Contact; where necessary (for example to evidence source of funds) (c) Financial, and (d) any other personal data which you provide to us in respect of your matter.

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: (a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business as a regulated law firm); (b) Performance of a contract with you, and, in some circumstances (for example, where Anti-Money Laundering legislation requires us to carry out due diligence checks), (c) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation.

PURPOSE: to enable us to carry out anti-money laundering checks on our clients and potential clients where you are an individual connected to an organisation which is our client or potential client.

Types of data: (a) Identity; (b) Contact; where necessary (for example to evidence source of funds) (c) Financial; and (d) any other personal data which you provide to us in respect of your matter.

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: (a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business as a regulated law firm); and in some circumstances (for example, where Anti-Money Laundering legislation requires us to carry out due diligence checks), (b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation.

PURPOSE: to enable us to carry out conflict checks on our clients and potential clients where you are an individual and, as such, are our client or potential client.

Types of data: (a) Identity; (b) Contact; and (c) any other personal data which you provide to us in respect of your matter.

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: (a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to carry out our business as a law firm, and to meet our professional duties); and; and (b) Performance of a contract with you.

PURPOSE: to enable us to carry out conflict checks on our clients and potential clients where you are an individual connected to an organisation which is our client or potential client.

Types of data: (a) Identity; (b) Contact; and (c) any other personal data which you provide to us in respect of your matter.

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: (a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to carry out our business as a law firm, and to meet our professional duties).

(Where applicable, we rely on legitimate interests when carrying out checks on the other party too.  Only limited (Identity) data is required for such a check.)

PURPOSE: to enable us to comply with UK laws and regulations concerning anti-money laundering and terrorist financing by making a report to the National Crime Agency, or such other organisation, as required, when we consider that it is appropriate to do so.

Types of data: (a) Identity; (b) Contact; and (c) any other personal data which you provide to us in respect of your matter.

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: (a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to carry out our business as a law firm, and to meet our professional duties); and (b) In order for us to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.