This policy applies to information about living identifiable individuals only.
Information gathered from third parties
We may obtain information about you from legitimate third parties, including existing clients, Courts and other Government institutions and other relevant entities that are known to you or related to your enquiry or requirements.
How does Ballinger Law Ltd use your information?
We will use your information for the specific purpose(s) for which it has been provided or collected by us, including:
to provide information that you may request regarding the services we offer, including whether we can assist with the provision of legal advice, assistance or representation.
to contact you to introduce our legal services to you
to respond to a specific query, you have raised.
to comply with our statutory and regulatory obligations
to deal with any feedback, queries or complaints that you may have
We may also use the information that we collect about you for marketing and business development purposes, including:
to provide information about Ballinger Law Ltd and the services we provide, which may be of interest to you, by sending you specific information or periodic newsletters
to provide you with updates on relevant areas of our service
to contact you about other activities and events that we may undertake
Furthermore, we may use your information to administer, support and improve our business generally and to enforce our legal rights.
Legitimate grounds for processing your information
We must have a lawful basis for processing your information. This will vary depending on the circumstances for obtaining your information, but will typically include confirmation:
the activities are within our legitimate interests as a Solicitor’s practice seeking to engage with and provide services to prospective and current clients
you have given consent for us to process your information in relation to any marketing activities we may engage in from time to time
we are completing necessary steps in relation to you entering into a contract with Ballinger Law Ltd, because you wish to engage us to provide legal services to you
the processing is necessary for compliance with legal obligations that we are subject to
If you become a client of Ballinger Law Ltd, we may use your personal information to send you information that we think may be of interest to you or your business. This falls within our legitimate interests as a Solicitor’s practice to use your information for marketing purposes.
You will be given the opportunity to confirm whether or not you wish to receive direct marketing materials and communications from us, either at the time you provide your details and/or within the marketing communication itself.
At any point, if you change your mind about being contacted by us, or any of your personal details change, or you believe that any information we hold about you is either inaccurate or out-of-date, please contact us by email or write to us at Ballinger Law Ltd, 41 Lothbury, London, EC2R 7HG or by email at .
Disclosure of your information
The information you provide to Ballinger Law Ltd will usually be held on our computers in the UK and accessed by staff working in the UK. Information you provide to us may be transferred to, stored or processed by third party organisations which process data on our behalf.
We may also transfer your information to other Barristers, Clients (as appropriate to the instruction), Consultants or Specialists with whom we are working or to whom we are referring you for additional or separate activities.
Additionally, we may be obliged to disclose information under certain laws, by order of court or other competent regulatory body or may be permitted to disclose it under applicable data protection laws.
Finally, if Ballinger Law Ltd merges with another business entity, divests part of its business or carries out internal corporate restructuring, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners or the new corporate entities.
Protection of your information
We have implemented relevant administrative, technical and physical controls for our website, which are designed to mitigate the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorised processing or disclosure of the personal information that we hold.
Where we transfer information to third parties to enable them to process it on our behalf, we ensure that these third parties can meet or exceed relevant legal or regulatory requirements for transferring and securing information under their control. We will also ensure that where information is transferred to a country or international organisation outside of the UK / EEA, we will comply with the relevant legal rules governing such transfers.
We will retain your personal information for no longer than necessary for the purposes that it was collected. Details of our information retention policy is available upon request.
You have certain rights in relation to your personal information. However, these rights do not apply in all cases or to all information that we hold about you. In certain circumstances, we may need to continue to hold and process information to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.
You have the right to request that we:
Provide you with a copy of the personal information that we hold
Update your personal information where it is incorrect or out-of-date
Delete personal information that we hold
Restrict the way in which we process your information
Consider any valid objections to our processing of your personal information
Provide information you have given to us to a third-party provider of services, where our lawful basis for processing is consent and where processing is automated
We will respond to your request, including providing information on whether the rights apply in the particular circumstances, within the statutory time period. If we are unable to confirm your identity, we may require you to provide further information in order for us complete verification of your identity.
Changes to this policy
We may make changes to this policy from time to time as our business, internal practices or applicable laws change. We will not make any use of your personal information that is inconsistent with the original purposes for which it was obtained or otherwise than is permitted by applicable law. If we intend to use your information for any other purposes, we will notify you in advance, wherever possible.
How to contact us
If you would like to contact us to discuss this policy or how we use your personal information, to exercise your rights, to provide feedback or make a complaint about use of your information, please contact us as follows:
Michael Ballinger – Principal & Data Privacy Manager
Please contact us by email at:
Please write to us at 41 Lothbury, London, EC2R 7HG
You can also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office for information, advice or to make a complaint. The ICO can be contacted online at https://ico.org.uk
Ballinger Law Limited (Company No. 09906182)
The registered office and trading address for Ballinger Law Limited is:
41 Lothbury, London, EC2R 7HG