The basis upon which we process your personal data and consequences to you of not providing it depend upon the type of personal data involved, our relationship with you, and the purpose for which the data is needed.
To the extent that we have a contract with you (or one is in prospect), the primary legal basis for processing your personal data is that the processing is necessary for the performance of our contract with you, or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract
In addition, processing of your personal data may be necessary for compliance with our legal and professional obligations to our clients and to third parties. This includes for example, our professional and contractual duties to our clients, the courts and our obligations to regulators. It also includes other legal obligations we have, for example to identify clients and to report suspected money laundering to the National Crime Agency.
Further, processing may be necessary in pursuit of our legitimate interests:
- in complying with our legal and professional obligations;
- in seeking confidential legal advice when necessary and/or or establish or defend legal claims;
- in supporting the wellbeing of our current staff and partners and promoting a supportive work environment;
- in developing new systems or undertaking training and know-how sharing internally with relevant lawyers; and
- in providing events or know-how of interest to registered clients or contacts