Please read the following information carefully. This privacy notice contains information about the information collected, stored and otherwise processed about you and the reasons for the processing. It also tells you who I share this information with, the security mechanisms I have put in place to protect your data and how to contact me in the event you need further information.
Who Are we?
ADL Barristers collects, uses and is responsible for personal information about you. When we are the ‘controller’ of this information for the purposes of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, the Data Controller is Yasin M Din. If you need to contact him about your data or the data processing carried out, you can use the contact details in this document.
Data Controller: We are recognised as being a Data Controller as we hold and process your personal data which means that we have to be registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), our registration number is ZA784023 Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at: [email protected]
Data Collection: The data that we hold about you is provided to us by yourself when you seek to use our services, but we may also acquire other sources from third parties eg. the Courts/Tribunals etc. as part of your case preparation. With regards to the information we obtain from you, we will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it.
The basis of us processing your information from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations that process personal data to have a lawful basis for doing so.
Those lawful bases are:
What could be a legitimate reason for us obtaining or using your data? The following are examples of when it would be legitimate:
How ADL Barristers will use your personal information
We will use your information to:
What Data will we collect
Following is a list of the typical data that we would need to collect from you, but as each case requires different levels of information to be given for us to provide an effective service, please note that this list is not exhaustive:
It may be necessary to share your information with the following:
ADL Barristers may be required to provide your information to regulators, such as the Bar Standards Board, the Financial Conduct Authority or the Information Commissioner’s Office. In the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office, there is a risk that your information may lawfully be disclosed by them for the purpose of any other civil or criminal proceedings, without my consent or yours, which includes privileged information.
We will not transfer your data to any third countries or international organisations.
Information collected from other sources.
The same categories of information may also be obtained from third parties, such as other legal professionals or experts, members of the public, your family and friends, witnesses, courts and other tribunals, investigators, government departments, regulators, public records and registers. We may also be required to disclose your information to the police or intelligence services, where required or permitted by law.
Sources of information
The personal information ADL Barristers may obtain may include information which has been obtained from:
Transfer of your information outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
This privacy notice is of general application and as such it is not possible to state whether it will be necessary to transfer your information out of the EEA in any particular case or for a reference. However, if you reside outside the EEA or your case or the role for which you require a reference involves persons or organisations or courts and tribunals outside the EEA then it may be necessary to transfer some of your data to that country outside of the EEA for that purpose. If you are in a country outside the EEA or if the instructions, you provide come from outside the EEA then it is inevitable that information will be transferred to those countries. If this applies to you and you wish additional precautions to be taken in respect of your information, please indicate this when providing initial instructions.
Some countries and organisations outside the EEA have been assessed by the European Commission and their data protection laws and procedures found to show adequate protection. The list can be found here. Most do not. If your information has to be transferred outside the EEA, then it may not have the same protections and you may not have the same rights as you would within the EEA.
If ADL Barristers decide to publish a judgment or other decision of a Court or Tribunal containing your information, then this will be published to the world.
ADL Barristers will not [otherwise] transfer personal information outside the EEA except as necessary for providing legal services or for any legal proceedings.
Under the GDPR, you have a number of rights that you can exercise in certain circumstances. These are free of charge. In summary, you may have the right to:
If you want more information about your rights under the GDPR please see the Guidance from the Information Commissioners Office on Individual's rights under the GDPR.
If you want to exercise any of these rights, please:
ADL Barristers may need to ask you to provide other information so that you can be identified, and ADL Barristers will respond to you within one month from receipt of your request.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights, then please contact us at [email protected]
How to make a complaint? The GDPR also gives you the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners’ Office if you are in the UK, or with the supervisory authority of the Member State where you work, normally live or where the alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The Information Commissioner’s Office can be contacted at http://ico.org.uk/concerns/
How long will ADL Barristers retain your data?
ADL Barristers will retain your personal data while you remain a client with us, unless you ask us to delete it. Our Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long we hold data for and how we dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. ADL Barristers will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless the following applies:
a) We are legally required to; or
b) There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to fraud prevention and protecting customers' safety and security.
c) Until at least 1 year after the expiry of any relevant limitation period (which will usually be 6 years, but may be 12 years, or longer where the case includes information relating to a minor), from the date of the last item of work carried out or , the date of the last payment received or the date on which all outstanding payments are written off, whichever is the latest.
d) Data may be retained for a longer period due to potential legal proceedings or another justified event. If this is the case, then at this point any further retention will be reviewed and the data will be marked for deletion or marked for retention for a further period. The latter retention period is likely to occur only where the information is needed for legal proceedings, regulatory matters or active complaints. Deletion will be carried out (without further notice to you) as soon as reasonably practicable after the data is marked for deletion.
e) ADL Barristers will store some of your information which may be needed to carry out conflict checks for the rest of ADL Barristers existence and/or the conducting barrister’s life; However, this is likely to be limited to your name and contact details/ the name of the case/anything else.
f) Information related to anti-money laundering checks will be retained until five years after the completion of the transaction or the end of the business relationship, whichever is the later.
g) Names and contact details held for marketing purposes will be stored indefinitely or until ADL Barristers or it's staff become aware or are informed that the individual has ceased to be a potential client.
As explained above, ADL Barristers are relying on your explicit consent to process your information in categories above. You provided this consent when you agreed that ADL Barristers would provide legal services/you asked me to provide a reference.
You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, but this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing activity we have carried out prior to you withdrawing your consent. However, where we also rely on other bases for processing your information, you may not be able to prevent processing of your data. For example, if you have asked us to work for you and we have spent time on your case, you may owe us money which we will be entitled to claim.
If there is an issue with the processing of your information, please contact us on [email protected]
Our Webpage Please read this inconjunction with the terms and condtions of use below:
Data is collected on our webpage by way of cookies which are small pieces of data which are then stored on your computer after you have visited our webpage. The purpose of a cookie is improving your online experience and are used by most webpages. Detailed guidance on how cookies work, how to control or delete them can be found at ww.aboutcookies.com
ADL Barristers does collect certain anonymous data regarding the usage of the website. This information does not personally identify users either by itself or in combination with other information. It is gathered to improve the performance of the website. The anonymous data collected by the ADLBarristers.com website can include information such as the type of browser you are using or the length of the visit to the website. You may also be asked to provide personally identifiable information on the ADLBarristers.com website, which may include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This information can be gathered when feedback or e-mails are sent to ADLBarristers.com, when you register for services, or make purchases via the website. In all such cases you have the option of providing us with personally identifiable information.
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION. Except as otherwise stated below, we do not sell, trade or rent your personally identifiable information collected on the site to others. The information collected by our site is used to process orders, to keep you informed about your order status, to notify you of products or special offers that may be of interest to you, and for statistical purposes for improving our site. We will disclose your delivery information to third parties for order tracking purposes or process your check or money order, as appropriate, fill your order, improve the functionality of our site, perform statistical and data analyses deliver your order and deliver promotional emails to you from us. For example, we must release your mailing address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered. All credit/debit cards’ details and personally identifiable information will NOT be stored, sold, shared, rented or leased to any third parties.
ADLBarristers.com utilises cookies to determine whether or not you have visited the home page in the past. However, no other user information is gathered.
• ADLBarristers.com will not pass any debit/credit card details to third parties.
• ADLBarristers.com may use non-personal "aggregated data" to enhance the operation of their website or analyse interest in the areas of the website. Additionally, if you provide ADLBarristers.com with content for publishing or feedback, we may publish your username or other identifying data with your permission.
• ADLBarristers.com may also disclose personally identifiable information to respond to a subpoena, court order or other such request. ADLBarristers.com may also provide such personally identifiable information in response to law enforcement agencies requests or as otherwise required by law.
Your personally identifiable information may be provided to a third party if ADLBarristers.com files for bankruptcy, or there is a transfer of the assets or ownership of ADLBarristers.com in connection with proposed or consummated corporate reorganisations, such as mergers or acquisitions.
SECURITY. ADLBarristers.com takes appropriate steps to ensure data privacy and security including through various hardware and software methodologies. However, ADLBarristers.com cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online.
OTHER WEBSITES. ADLBarristers.com is not responsible for the privacy policies of websites to which it links. If you provide any information to such third parties different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply. We strongly suggest you review such third party’s privacy policies before providing any data to them. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. Please be aware that our sites may contain links to other sites on the internet that are owned and operated by third parties. The information practices of those websites linked to our site is not covered by this Policy. These other sites may send their own cookies or clear GIFs to users, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these entities directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.
MINORS. ADLBarristers.com does not knowingly collect personal information from minors under the age of 18 years. Minors are not permitted to use the ADLBarristers.com website or services, and ADLBarristers.com requests that minors under the age of 18 years do not submit any personal information to the website. Since information regarding minors under the age of 18 years is not collected, ADLBarristers.com does not knowingly distribute personal information regarding minors under the age of 18 years.
CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES. If you wish to modify or update any information ADLBarristers.com has received, please contact [email protected]
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This privacy note will be updated where there are significant changes made.
If you would like any further information, please use the contact details
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information we hold about you, please contact us on [email protected]
The best way to contact ADL Barristers is to email us on [email protected] or you can call us on: 0330 133 2871
ADL Barrister Terms of Website Use
These terms and conditions (the ‘Terms) set out below will govern your use of this website which can be found at www.adlbarristers.com (the ‘Website’).
The legal information on the Website is to provide users with the Terms upon which they use the Website and to make accessible certain other legal and regulatory information which it is best practice to place in the public domain where it can be easily accessed by clients and other interested third parties.
The Website is owned and operated by ADL Barristers (the barrister’s entity). For the purposes of the Terms, the barrister’s entity). includes any and all of the barrister’s entity). subsidiary undertakings, co-branded businesses and joint ventures which may exist from time to time.
Use of the Website is governed by the following Terms.
The barrister’s reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the Website or the Terms of the usage of the website as and when it wishes. Should any of the Terms be amended, the barrister’s will not notify you and it is your responsibility as the user of the website to check the Terms every time you use the Website. Specific terms may also apply to the provision of any of the services that we provide via the Website. You should check any specific terms that apply to the services which you use.
We reserve the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any part of the Website or the services provided through it, including your access to it. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information contained within the Website is correct, visitors should be aware that the information may have become out of date and we give no warranty or make any representation regarding the fitness for purpose, continued availability, quality, accuracy or completeness of the content of the Website. Accordingly, the materials on the Website do not give specific legal advice and should not be relied on as doing so. In particular, you should be aware that laws and regulations might be different outside England. Your use of the Website does not create a contractual or Barrister-client relationship between you and the barrister’s We recommend you contact the advisers who are named in the Website for advice about particular matters.
Liability & Losses
The barristers excludes all liability for any kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party in connection with the use, inability to use, or the results of use of the Website.
Website visitors are permitted to read the contents and to download and store on a temporary basis any of the contents of the Website provided this is for their own personal or non-commercial use. Apart from content specifically made available for download, such as court forms and publications, you may not permanently copy, store or redistribute the contents of the Website in any way.
The articles posted by the barristers on the website are the property of the individual barrister and may not be used or reproduced without express permission from the individual barrister, the barrister’s entity cannot give such permissions and articles being published do not give rise to any implied permission to copy or reproduce or use without the consent of the owner, which is the individual barrister.
Where we make content available for downloading this is only for your personal use, or for circulation within your business and is not for commercial re-use. You may not set up links from your own websites to the Website without our prior written consent.
Any links to other websites from the Website are provided for convenience only and the barrister’s entity accepts no responsibility or liability in connection with your use or reliance on the content of any linked website. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the barrister’s entity of any linked website or its provider. If you choose to use a hypertext link contained within this website, then you may leave our website.
Once you have left our website, whether or not you have realised that you have left, we are no longer responsible in any way for the material on the other website that you enter. In addition, hypertext links are included in order to provide further information and are not intended to signify that we endorse or approve of such website and/or its content. We exclude to the full extent permitted by law all liability that may arise in connection with or as a result of such external website material causing any damage, cost, injury or financial loss of any kind.
For further information on the use of materials from the Website, or if you experience any problems with the Website, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected]
Copyright and Intellectual Property
Copyright and other intellectual property rights in the content of the Website, including any of the barrister’s entity marks, logos and brands, belongs to the barrister’s entity or its licensors (who have expressly licensed content to the barrister’s entity). All rights, save as expressly granted, are reserved. If you are in doubt whether an item is copyright or a trademark of the barrister’s entity, please contact us for clarification.
Disclaimers Relating to Downloads
The Website may allow users to download certain documents which are also available directly from the original source website and various other websites e.g. court forms.
To the extent permitted by law, the barrister’s entity excludes all liability in contract, tort (including negligence) breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any costs, losses, claims, damages, expenses or proceedings (including special, incidental or consequential loss or damage, loss of profits and wasted management time) incurred or suffered by you arising directly or indirectly in connection with the use of the download facility and the content of any downloaded material including any loss, damage or expense arising from, but not limited to, any defect, error, imperfection, fault, mistake or inaccuracy or copyright with the downloads, their content or associated services or due to any unavailability of part or all of any associated website or associated service.
The documents available for download are created exclusively by third parties and the barrister’s entity excludes all liability for any illegality arising from error, omission, inaccuracy or copyright in such material and takes no responsibility for such material.
Any downloads are provided solely for your convenience and the barrister’s entity does not necessarily endorse the material which can be downloaded and will have no liability to you in respect of the same.
Downloading documents from the Website should not be used as an alternative to legal advice from a barrister or other legally qualified person and using any such documents does not create a barrister -client relationship between you and the barristers Office.
Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Website is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
The barrister’s entity cannot guarantee that downloading documents from the Website will be free from error and/or uninterrupted and we shall not be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential damages, damages for loss of opportunity or chance, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of, or in connection with the download facility or any associated website.
Whilst effort has been taken to ensure that any downloads are free from viruses, no warranties are given to that effect and users are responsible for ensuring that they have installed adequate virus checking software. The barrister’s entity shall not be liable for any viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compromise the integrity of users’ computer hardware. All documents are downloaded at the user’s own discretion and risk and the user shall be solely responsible for any damage to the user’s computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any documents.
Nothing in the Terms serves to exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury arising from negligence or any liability which is otherwise prohibited from being excluded by law.