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Privacy Policy

You are asked to read this privacy policy carefully as it contains important information about how Chris processes your personal data.

Chris processes personal information about lay and professional clients (including visitors to this website who make enquiries via this website), witnesses and experts, and anyone ancillary to actual or potential proceedings.

Chris processes your personal information to enable him to provide legal services including advising and acting on your behalf. This information may include your personal details, family details, lifestyle and social circumstances, goods and services, financial details, education, training and employment details. Chris also processes sensitive classes of information that may include your physical or mental health details, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other beliefs of a similar nature, trade union membership, sexual life, offences and alleged offences, criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences.

Chris sometimes needs to share the personal information he processes with you and also with other organizations. Where necessary or required, Chris may need to share some of the personal information he processes with courts and other tribunals, lay and professional clients, family and associates, solicitors, barristers and legal representatives, ombudsmen and regulatory authorities, current, past or prospective employers, education and examining bodies, business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies.

Chris may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help him develop this website and his services. He may also provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify you.

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. The information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. You can set your browser not to accept cookies and you can remove cookies from your browser.

Chris will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information. However, use of the Internet is not completely secure and for this reason, notwithstanding that Chris has never had any problems in this respect, he cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via the Internet.

It may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information overseas. The information you provide may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and restrictions on its use as set out in this policy. However, Chris will take steps to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your information. By submitting your information you consent to these transfers for the purposes specified above.

You have the right to request a copy of the information that Chris holds about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please send him an email to the address shown on this website. There may be a small charge for this service.

If any of the information that you have provided to Chris changes, for example if you change your name, address or email address, please let him know the correct details by sending him an email to the address shown on this website. You may ask him, or he may ask you, to correct information you think or he thinks is inaccurate, and you may also ask him to remove information which is inaccurate.

By submitting your personal information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy.

Any changes to this privacy policy will appear on this page. This privacy policy was last updated on 6 January 2017.

If you would like to contact Chris with any queries or comments please send an email to the address shown on this website.

This website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

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