Cookie Policy

Website Cookies

Usage and consent

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies, how that information is used and how to control your cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie icon shown at the bottom left of any page on our website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, and provide a better user experience. They also help us understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

Our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

Third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, and providing you with a better and improved user experience. They can also help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and access secure "registered users only" areas.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, and so on. These help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website does not display advertisements but embedded media (e.g. YouTube videos) may use cookies to personalize the advertisements that they show so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help such advertisers to keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.

The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

How you can control cookie preferences

You should be prompted to either accept or decline cookies the first time you visit our web site. If not, or if you want to change your preferences later, you should see a small cookie icon in the lower left corner of our website. Simply click on that icon to pop up a cookie preferences manager.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit,

How we protect this data

Personal information may be stored in a number of locations, depending upon the nature of the information and how it was acquired (e.g. through being engaged to handle a matter or through a consensual subscription or contact request).

Information relating to engagements typically resides in our email correspondence with you as we handle the matter. This includes any documents that you send us or that we produce. Our email is held on a secure server and is accessed via an encrypted network connection. Documentation is stored in a client-specific folder, which is maintained on an encrypted cloud drive. There may be working copies and backups of those documents on a system within our office.

Information relating to matters that we handle is only retained as long as necessary. This typically means that once a matter has been completed, we will only retain your information for long enough to ensure that any supplementary queries or further actions (e.g. a matter being taken to an Employment Tribunal) can be handled.

We would not retain information for more than one year beyond the end of our engagement, unless there is a specific requirement to do so.

Once an engagement is completed we may, with your consent, retain your information in our customer database so that we can follow up with you in future on possible engagements or keep you informed via our newsletters.

We store personal information acquired via consent-based subscriptions or contact forms in local or cloud hosted customer management systems, e.g. a third party mailing list service provider such as MailChimp.

Your rights regarding your data

You have the right to request access (i.e. copies of) all your personal information held by us. We will provide this information within thirty days of having received your request. Where applicable, you can have your data in a “portable” format.

You have the right to ensure any information we retain is accurate. You can inform us of any changes to your personal information and we will update our records.

You have the right to have your personal information erased, provided it is no longer required for the handling of any unresolved matter or legal proceeding.

You have the right to restrict the use of your information under certain circumstances. This means that while we retain the information, it will not be processed until those circumstances are addressed.

You also have the right to object against the use of your personal information, for example by withdrawing consent to be contacted for direct marketing purposes.

Handling of data breaches

A data breach is any occasion where security measures have been deliberately or accidentally circumvented in order to access, alter, disclose or destroy personal information.

For example, if unauthorised parties have gained access to and potentially obtained copies of your personal information from our systems.

Outside of documents pertaining to matters we have handled, we generally do not retain anything except contact names, email addresses and telephone numbers (i.e. the information provided with consent). As such, the information we retain is generally low risk.

In the unlikely event that there is a personal data breach that represents a risk to individuals or their businesses, we will inform the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) within 72 hours of becoming aware of it.

Embedded content from other websites

Some pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.