Data Protection Privacy Notice

As a client, or prospective client of this firm we use the information you provide
primarily for the provision of legal services to you and for related purposes
including:

  • updating and enhancing client records
  • analysis to help us manage our practice
  • statutory returns
  • legal and regulatory compliance

Our use of that information is subject to your instructions, data protection law
and our duty of confidentiality

Please note that our work for you may require us to pass on such information to
third parties such as expert witnesses and other professional advisers, including
sometimes advisers appointed by another party to your matter. We may also
give such information to others who perform services for us, such as typing or
photocopying. Our practice may be audited or checked by our accountants or our
regulator, or by other organisations. We do not normally copy such information to
anyone outside the European Economic Area, however we may do so however
when the particular circumstances of your matter so require. All such third
parties are required to maintain confidentiality in relation to your files.

You have a right of access under data protection law to the personal data that we
hold about you. We seek to keep that personal data correct and up to date. You
should let us know if you believe the information we hold about you needs to be
corrected or updated.

Data Protection in Respect of Money Laundering Checks

We may receive personal data from you for the purposes of our money
laundering checks, such as a copy of your passport. These will be processed only
for the purposes of preventing money laundering and terrorist financing, or as
otherwise permitted by law or with your express consent.

You consent to us retaining such data for longer than the five-year statutory
period, unless you tell us otherwise.

Data Protection – Your Obligations

If you send us personal data about anyone other than yourself you will ensure
you have any appropriate consents and notices in place to enable you to transfer
that personal data to us, and so that we may use it for the purposes for which
you provide it to us.

Data Protection – Recruitment

We may gather your personal data in respect of a recruitment application.
Where we use your personal information in connection with recruitment it will be
in connection with us taking steps at your request to enter a contract we may
have with you or it is in our legitimate interest to use personal information in
such a way to ensure that we can make the best recruitment decisions for rhw
Solicitors. We will not process any special category data except where we are
able to do so under applicable legislation or with your explicit consent.