Your personal data may be seen or used by our partners and staff (whether lawyers or support staff) in the course of their duties or others lawfully working with us in the ordinary course of our business (for example, former staff or partners working with us on a consultancy basis).
We may need to share your data with relevant third parties for example other professional advisers, auditors, counter parties, witnesses, courts and tribunals in order to fulfil our legal and professional obligations, or to undertake searches about you (e.g. credit searches using agencies such as Equifax, TransUnion, Creditsafe and GlobalX), or where you ask us to share your data. Where information is disclosed to a credit reference agency, the agency may keep a record of that information and disclose it (and the fact that a search was made) to its other customers, including for the purposes of assessing the risk of giving credit and occasionally to prevent fraud, money laundering and to trace debtors.
We may also outsource some of our support services or engage consultants and others to support us (for example secretarial, marketing, courier, translation or IT services). In these cases relevant personal data would be provided to and processed by the provider of such services, in accordance with the terms of our contract with them and to the extent appropriate for the performance of that contract.
We might need to share or transfer your data confidentially with relevant parties and/or their professional advisers if there is a merger, acquisition, change of control, joint venture or other similar arrangement involving Mills & Reeve LLP.
Exceptionally we might need to share your personal information in order to obtain necessary confidential legal advice or to comply with our insurance, legal or regulatory obligations. For example, we may have to provide some or all of the information to our insurers, legal advisors, public authorities such as HMRC, or to a court/tribunal.