Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice
Lund Bennett law have been family law specialists since 2012. To be able to provide the best possible service for you we will need to collect and process relevant and appropriate personal data.

This data is likely to be fundamental to our professional relationship and provide the means for us to deliver the best possible service to you.

As such, we consider any data processed to be extremely valuable to both you and us. The trust and confidence you will quickly develop in us professionally will give you the necessary assurance that your data is also completely safe.

Queries?

If there are any queries regarding this privacy notice please contact Kirsten Bennett at Lund Bennett Law (Kirsten@lundbennetlaw.com)

Why and What?

The table below illustrates the type of personal data we might collect, why we might require it and the legal basis we have to do so.

Purpose/Activity Type of Personal Information Lawful basis for processing Personal Information
Advise you or act on your behalf in the interest of the activities in which you have engaged us. (a) Identity

(b) Contact details

(c) Employment details

(d) Financial details

(e) Family details

(f) Sensitive

Fulfil a contract (the Client Care Agreement); 

Legal or regulatory duty

Legitimate interests

Explicit Consent

Disclosing your Personal Information where appropriate and necessary with other professionals connected directly with your case. These could include:

Expert Witnesses
Barristers
Accountants
Agents
Opposing Solicitors
Typist/ Admin Support

(a) Identity

(b) Contact details

(c) Employment details

(d) Financial details

(e) Family details

(f) Sensitive

Fulfil a contract (the Client Care Agreement); 

Legal or regulatory duty

Legitimate interests

Explicit Consent

To use data analytics to improve our website, services, marketing and customer relationships a) Technical data

(b) Usage data

(c) Profile data

Legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our services, to keep our website relevant and to develop our business strategy)
To respond to your initial contact and expression of interest in our services a) Identity

(b) Contact details

Fulfil a contract (the Client Care Agreement); 

Legitimate interests

A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information in conducting and managing our business. We will consider and balance any potential impact on you and your legal rights when we process your Personal Information for our legitimate interests. We do not use your Personal Information for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation or permitted to by law).

How Long?

We will keep all personal data relating to your matter for a period of at least seven years after the file has been closed. This is the regulatory requirement on legal services providers.

Transferring or Sharing

In the normal performance of our activities on your behalf it may be necessary to share your data with appropriate third parties. Examples of this are given in the second row of the ‘Why and What?’ table above.

We do not normally copy information to anyone outside the EU, however we may do if the particulars of your matter so require. All such third parties are required to maintain confidentiality in relation to your files.

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 Security

We regularly review and update both staff and IT processes and safeguards to ensure that physical and electronic data are subject to suitable organisational and technological protection. This includes firewalls, anti-virus software, regular software update review, password protection and staff process.

Your Legal Rights

You have the right to:

  • Request Access to personal data as a data subject
  • Request Correction
  • Request Deletion (where our compliance may be dependent on there being no legal justification or requirement to retain such records).

Feedback and Complaints

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), (www.ico.org.uk). We would ask you to provide us with the opportunity to discuss your concerns with you before you contact the ICO so please contact:  Kirsten Bennett, Partner, Lund Bennett Law, 9 The Downs, Altrincham, kirsten@lundbennett.co.uk

We reserve the right to update this notice as and when required.