This notice explains why and when we collect personal information (data) about you: how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
Our clients should read this notice alongside our general terms and conditions of appointment which provide further information on confidentiality, data privacy etc.
This notice does not apply to any websites that may be linked to our web site.
Lexent Partners Ltd, a company of solicitors with its trading associate, Adelphi Sports Law, necessarily collects data from its clients. This data is collected, processed and stored by us and we are therefore the data controller of the personal information that you provide to us.
Lexent Partners Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 552351.
Our Data Protection Officer is Michael Lent who can be contacted by email? email@example.com
Our website and services are not aimed specifically at children because in legal work children are generally represented by their parents or guardians. If you are a child and need further advice or explanation about we would use your data, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information we will request from you will depend on what you have asked us to do or what we are contracted to do for you.
There are two types of personal data (personal information) that you may provide to us:
Usually, personal data will be restricted to the basic information necessary to complete our instructions and identity checks. However, some of the work we do, particularly personal injury claims and claims for breach of privacy, will require us to ask for more sensitive information but only insofar as it is required to enable us to act most effectively on your behalf.
Information about you may be obtained from a number of sources including:
It enables us to carry out your instructions to achieve the legal work you have asked us to do.
We may use the information you have provided to us to:
We have a data protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data. We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Generally, we will only use your information within Lexent Partners and Adelphi Sports Law. However there may be circumstances, in carrying out your legal work, where we may need to disclose some information to third parties, for example,
HM Land Registry, to register a property
HM Revenue & Customs, e.g. payment of Stamp Duty
Court or Tribunal
Solicitors acting on the other side
Instructing an independent barrister to advise or represent you
Instructing non-legal experts to provide opinions
External regulators e.g. Solicitors Regulatory Authority
Bank or Building Society
Providers of identity verification
Any disclosure required by law or regulation such as the prevention of financial crime or terrorism
An emergency where we think you or others are at risk
If your information is shared with third parties, we ensure that they comply, strictly and confidentially, with our instructions and they do not use the information for their own purposes unless you have explicitly consented to them doing so.
There may be some occasions where personal data that may require your specific consent. If this is the case we will contact you separately and obtain your consent which you are free not to provide.
Your information is valuable and we take all reasonable measures to protect while it is in our care.
We use technology and operational security to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. A high threshold is adopted when it comes to confidentiality obligations. Our technology providers have agreed to protect confidentiality of personal information and to comply with the obligations of the GDPR.
We enforce, where possible, physical access controls to our offices and files to keep data safe.
Personal information will be retained only for as long necessary to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected or as required by law or as long as is set out in any relevant contract with you. For example –
Under GDPR you are entitled to access your personal data otherwise known as a right to access. If you wish to make such a request, please do so in writing to our Data Protection Officer, Michael Lent, at email@example.com or contact the person dealing with your matter.
A request for access to your personal data means you are entitled to a copy of the data we hold on you ? such as your name, address, contact details, date of birth, information regarding your health etc., but it does not mean that you are entitled to the documents that contain this data.
Under certain circumstances, in addition to the entitlement to access your data, you have the following rights:
This right applies where the information is used for direct marketing purposes.
If you have an objection relating to your particular situation we have to stop processing your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons which override your interests, rights and freedoms. However your objection will not be upheld if we are processing the information for the establishment or exercise of the defence of legal claims.
If You wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate further. Our Data Protection Officer in Michael Lent and you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not satified with our response or believe we are not processing your data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
We will never send marketing communications via SMS or call you without your specific consent: nor do we ever pass on or sell your details to a third party.
The following are examples of how we collect your personal data,
If we collect your personal data, you will be provided with the opportunity? to decide whether or not to receive marketing communications from us.
You have the right to object to this processing. Should you wish to do so please email email@example.com.
We will only ever use non-sensitive personal information to target individuals with marketing materials. Sensitive information or specific details will never be used to target marketing communications.
Any questions regarding this notice and our privacy practices should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lexent Partners Ltd with its trading associate, Adelphi Sports Law is a limited company registered in England and Wales, registered number 07190622 and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority number 552351.