Privacy Policy

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Welcome to the Powellslaw’s privacy notice.

This privacy notice provides information on how we collect and processes your personal data when you visit our website to sign up for a newsletter, purchase a product or service.

It is important that you read this privacy notice together with our website privacy policy which contains more detailed information about our data processing and can be accessed here.

1. Important information and who we are

Powellslaw is the controller and responsible for your personal data.

We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) If you have any questions about this privacy notice or our data protection practices please contact the DPO


Our full details are:

Full name of legal entity: PowellsLaw

Name or title of DPO: Stephen John Soper

Email address: soper@powellslaw.com

Postal address: Powellslaw, 7-13 Oxford Street, Weston super Mare, North Somerset BS23 1TE

2. The data we collect about you

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you as follows:

  • your name and title;
  • contact information such as postal and email addresses and telephone numbers;
  • your date of birth and National Insurance number;
  • photographic identification and proof of address documents (to meet anti-money laundering requirements);
  • bank account and other financial details;
  • professional details such as job title, employment history, qualifications etc. usually included on a CV;
  • in certain circumstances special category data which includes details relating to health (including disabilities), ethnicity, race, religious beliefs and trade union membership;
  • the content of an enquiry form you submit through our website;
  • any other personal information we collect about you in the context or our work for you as clients or in the course of operating our business;
  • information collected automatically each time you visit our website (see our Cookies Policy for further details).

We use different methods to collect data about you, which are explained here.

3. How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data for the purpose for which we collected it which include the following:

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to respond to any query that you may submit to us;
  • to carry out conflict checks (a regulatory requirement);
  • to comply with our contractual obligation to clients to carry out the legal services as described in our engagement letters and terms of business;
  • to verify your identity for anti-money laundering purposes, to include using a third party electronic verification provider (this will not affect your credit rating);
  • to establish the source of funding in a transaction;
  • to comply with any other professional, statutory and regulatory obligations we have;
  • for administration or accounting purposes to manage our business;
  • to administer our website;
  • to process a job application that you submit or is submitted on your behalf;
  • to deal with your feedback on our services;
  • to deal with a complaint;
  • to provide you with updates on relevant areas of law;
  • to invite you to a hospitality event;
  • to contact you about other activities and events that we may organise.

4. How we share your personal data

We may share your personal information with carefully selected third party organisations which store and process data on our behalf.  These third parties may include IT platforms, suppliers of administrative and support services and suppliers of other specialist products needed for the provision of our legal services. We may also share your information with other third parties in the course of providing legal services to you, or where we are subject to a legal or regulatory requirement to do so. These third parties may include:

  • the other parties involved in your matter or the solicitors acting for them;
  • counsel, accountants or other experts to assist or advise on your matter;
  • a court or tribunal if we act for you in a litigated dispute;
  • government bodies such as HMRC or HM Land Registry;
  • insurance brokers or providers where you may need to take out an insurance policy as part of a transaction:
  • a bank, building society or other lender providing finance in a transaction;
  • our regulators, the Legal Ombudsman and our professional indemnity insurers;
  • external auditors, the Law Society or lenders who may carry out independent checks.

We will not share your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes.

5. Your legal rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data including the right to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK regulator for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk).

  • request access to your personal information that we hold, known as a subject access request;
  • request rectification of your personal information where it is out of date or incorrect;
  • request erasure of your personal information, known as the right to be forgotten;
  • request restriction of the way(s) in which we process your personal information;
  • object to us processing your personal information;
  • request transfer of your personal information.

All requests should be directed to the Data Protection Officer. We will respond to requests you may within the relevant statutory timescales to include providing information on whether the rights apply in the particular circumstances.  We may ask that you provide us with evidence of your identity before we are able to respond to your requests.

6. Further details

If you are looking for more information on how we process your personal data including on data security, data retention and lawful processing bases, please access our website privacy policy.

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