Old Square Chambers and it’s members take the privacy of our clients, instructing solicitors and anyone we come into contact with seriously and we are compliant with GDPR legislation. All members subscribe to Chambers’ default privacy notice unless you are specifically advised otherwise. To access this policy, please click here.
Please note that individual members of Chambers (i.e. barristers) are self employed and as such are individually registered as Data Controllers with the ICO.
Old Square Chambers is a separate entity to our self employed members. For further information on Old Square Chambers’ GDPR policies, or to make a Subject Access Request to Chambers (as opposed to a self employed barrister), please contact our Chambers Director (Sarah Earl) at email@example.com. If you are making a Subject Access Request to a self employed member of Chambers, we would encourage you to also copy in the Chambers Director.
Old Square Chambers is committed to protecting your personal information and in order to safe guard our website visitors in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”). This page answers some important questions about how we collect and use your personal details.
Where and how we collect your personal information Personal Data submitted on our website is used as follows:
We do not operate online recruitment forms. Any forms on our website in relation to recruitment have specific data protection statements associated with them requiring your consent to process the data supplied in accordance with the same.
Our online form for direct public access requests that you supply a proportion of personal data in order that we may answer your enquiry. On receipt we will contact you advising as to whether we are able to assist and the next steps in the process. If your case is taken on by one of our barristers, your data will be subject to the Privacy Notice and Terms and Conditions associated with your agreement with the barrister. If it is not, the information supplied will be retained for a period 7 years and then confidentially destroyed. This is because under the regulations associated with legal services, consumers have the right to raise a complaint within a period of 6 years with the Legal Ombudsman. We shall therefore retain this personal data until this time period has expired for compliance purposes.
In addition to using your data as indicated above, we may disclose your information if we are required to do so by law; we need to use the information in connection with any legal proceedings; we need to use the information to secure our legal rights. We take reasonable precautions to ensure the protection of your personal information.
Owing to the fact that data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, we are unable to guarantee the security of data sent via the internet.
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William Meade (Senior Clerk)