We may use your personal data (as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation) for the purpose of client identity verification, the provision of any of our services, the administration of files and records, legal and regulatory compliance and the marketing and promotion of our services, as well as informing you of relevant news and legal developments. We may ask you to provide additional information for marketing and research purposes – see our Marketing below. The information will be held in hard copy and electronic form.
As a client, our work for you may require us to provide information to third parties such as Experts and other professional advisers. Any third party to whom we disclose information about you will be under an obligation to keep your information secure and not to use it for any purpose other than that for which it was disclosed. We may also disclose your personal data to third parties from whom we are buying a business/assets or to whom we are selling some or all of our business/assets as part of any due diligence process. Your personal data may subsequently be transferred to such third parties.
If you post a comment on our website or contact us through our website the information you provide will be recorded and stored. When we contact you on behalf of our clients, for example to recover monies due to our clients, we will hold information about you supplied to us by our clients and information you provide to us when we contact you. We may also be required to disclose that information to third parties e.g. court officials, but only to the extent authorised by law.
Our telephone calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes. We will always try and tell you in advance when a call is being recorded but this may not always be possible for technical reasons.
What do we use your information for?
We may additionally use your personal data to:
- Provide you with legal updates relevant to you or your business;
- Invite you to provide us with feedback;
- Participate in events.
You can opt-out of receiving promotional or marketing information from emailing ‘unsubscribe’ to [email protected] with your full name, address and email address.
When your contact details are on our database, we may try to contact you at the address we hold for you from time to time to verify the accuracy of the information we hold and the types of information you want to receive from us. Your information will not knowingly be passed to any third party for marketing purposes.
In general, you can visit our Website without telling us who you are or submitting personal information. However, certain information is automatically collected, including the IP (internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to the Website and other related user information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on the Website. We use this information to help us understand the Website activity, and to monitor and improve the Website.
The use of this website does not create a legal representative-client relationship. Where any such arrangement exists, it is governed by separate off-line terms of business, which can be found in your Client Care Pack, Client Guide and Terms of Business. The content on this website is for general information only and should not, in any way be construed as legal advice on a specific legal problem. It is provided to the public free of charge and should not be regarded as an exhaustive analysis of the law, or be used to disregard any legal advice or o delay seeking legal advice. It must not be relied upon to many any legal decisions. Instead, users should seek legal advice about any matters or specific circumstances, which concern them, from a suitably qualified individual.
Reliance on Content
Neither Barrister-Direct nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. If you notice any errors, please inform us at [email protected] By using our site, you acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Barrister-Direct excludes all liability (save in respect to death and personal injury caused by negligence and for fraud) for any direct or indirect loss or damage caused by using or relying upon the content appearing on this website. In particular, we will not be liable to you or any third party for any consequential loss or damage including any financial loss, loss of profit, revenue or business.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
Intellectual Property Rights
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence. Relating to content or downloadable materials, you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from the accompanying text. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes, without obtaining a licence to do so from our licensors or us.
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable for any time or for any period. Every so often, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.
Links to Websites & Viruses
From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website. Relating to downloadable documents, it is our policy to virus check documents and files before they are posted on this website. However, we cannot guarantee that documents or files downloaded from this website will be free from viruses. Accordingly, for your own protection, you must use virus-checking software when using this website. You must not post or provide to us via this website, any document or file which you believe may contain a virus. You must virus check any document or file which you intend to post or provide to us via this website.
We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law, all liability (save in respect of death or personal injury caused by negligence and for fraud) in connection with (a) any damage or loss caused by errors, computer viruses, other malicious code or harmful components originating or contracted from the website and (b) any interruptions in your access to the website.
Any dispute arising between you and Barrister-Direct in relation to this website shall be governed by English law and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts for the purposes of any such dispute.
Barrister-Direct are committed to ensuring that our website meets the highest standards of accessibility for all users. If you are having difficulty accessing this web site for any reason or would like to give us some feedback, please contact us via the contact us form, or, email us at [email protected]
We have provided the following to assist users:
- Text Resizing
- Cascading style sets for styling
- Ability to contact us using our online form or telephone number, available on each page
- An instant chat for all users
- All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes in most cases
- All pages have a home link
- Links to our policies, including our privacy statement, accessibility statement and a link to our complaints procedure
If you feel our website could do more to assist with accessibility, please contact us using our Contact Form, or, email us at [email protected]