Data protection and confidentiality
Regan Peggs Solicitors uses the information you provide primarily for the provision of legal services to you and for related purposes. These are:
- updating and enhancing client records
- analysis to help us manage our practice
- statutory returns such as VAT
- legal and regulatory compliance
- responding to enquiries from potential clients
Our use of that information is subject to your instructions, the GDPR, the Data Protection Act 1998 and a duty of confidentiality.
By making an enquiry via this website, or by any other means, you consent to us processing your data for the purpose of dealing with that enquiry. If you choose to instruct us, then we will need to collect personal data about you in order to best represent you. We will retain your data for up to six years after your case concludes. The exact amount of time depends on the nature of your case.
Please note that our work for you may require us to give information to third parties such as expert witnesses, other professional advisers, the courts, and other parties to the proceedings.
You have a right of access under data protection legislation to the personal data that we hold about you. You can also withdraw your consent for us to hold your data at any time, although you should note that we will not always be able to comply with this request because of our professional obligations.
We may from time to time send you information that we think might be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive that information, please notify us in writing.
External firms or organisations may conduct audit or quality checks on our practice. These external firms or organisations are required to maintain confidentiality in relation to your files.
We are professionally and legally obliged to keep your affairs confidential. However, solicitors may be required by statute to make a disclosure to police/government/financial agencies where they know or suspect that a transaction may involve money laundering or terrorist financing. If we make a disclosure in relation to your matter, we may not be able to tell you that a disclosure has been made. We may have to stop working on your matter for a period of time and may not be able to tell you why.
If you wish any other person to be given access to your information or details of your case (for example a relative), then please contact us and we can discuss the implications of this with you and advise you further.
The Data Controller for this firm is Regan Peggs. You can contact Regan with requests for access to your data, or with any related questions, at email@example.com
If you wish to complain about the way we have processed, retained, or used your data, you can do so to the Information Commissioner’s office.