PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Notice – General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)

 

Please read the following information carefully. This privacy notice contains information about the information collected, stored and otherwise processed about you and the reasons for the processing. It also tells you who we share this information with, the security mechanisms we have put in place to protect your data and how to contact us in the event you need further information.

 

When carrying out the provision of legal services or providing a reference we collect some or all of the following personal information that you provide:

 

  • personal details
  • family details
  • lifestyle and social circumstances
  • goods and services
  • financial details
  • education, training and employment details
  • physical or mental health details
  • racial or ethnic origin
  • political opinions
  • religious, philosophical or other beliefs
  • trade union membership
  • sex life or sexual orientation
  • genetic data
  • biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person
  • criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences, and related security measures
  • other personal data relevant to instructions to provide legal services, including data specific to the instructions in question.

How we use your personal information: Purposes

 

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

 

  • to provide legal services to our clients, including the provision of legal advice and representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations, and mediations
  • to keep accounting records and carry out office administration
  • to take or defend legal or regulatory proceedings or to exercise a lien
  • to respond to potential complaints or make complaints
  • to check for potential conflicts of interest in relation to future potential cases
  • to promote and market our barristers services
  • to carry out anti-money laundering and terrorist financing checks
  • to train other barristers and when providing work-shadowing opportunities
  • to respond to requests for references
  • when procuring goods and services
  • to publish legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals
  • as required or permitted by law.

Whether information has to be provided by you, and why

 

If any of our barristers have been instructed by you or on your behalf on a case or if you have asked for a reference, your personal information has to be provided, to enable them to provide you with advice or representation or the reference, and to enable them to comply with their professional obligations, and to keep accounting records.

Coronavirus Update

With the constantly evolving news of the spread of COVID- 19 (“Coronavirus”), the health of staff and clients at Mercantile Barristers is paramount. We are monitoring all developments and following the Government’s guidance to ensure that we can limit any possible impact of the virus.

We are able to cater to clients’ needs by offering advice in teleconference, and Skype conference should the Government’s guidance necessitate isolated working for an unknown period of time.

To all current and prospective clients who require advice and support regarding the continued provision of our services, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 0203 034 0077 or clerks@mercantilebarristers.com.

Should you also require legal advice and support on the impact of the pandemic on yourself, your employment or your business then please get in touch with us.

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