Data Proection & Confidentiality
We use the information you provide primarily for the provision of legal services to you and for related purposes including:
• updating and enhancing client records
• analysis to help us manage our practice
• statutory returns
• legal and regulatory compliance
Our use of that information is subject to your instructions, the Data Protection Act 1998 and our duty of confidentiality. Please note that our work for you may require us to give information to third parties such as expert witnesses and other professional advisers. You have a right of access under data protection legislation to the personal data that we hold about you. We may from time to time send you information that we think might be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive that information please notify our office in writing.
External firms or organisations may conduct audit or quality checks on our practice. These external firms or organisations are required to maintain confidentiality in relation to your files.
We are professionally and legally obliged to keep your affairs confidential. However, solicitors may be required by statute to make a disclosure to police/government/financial agencies where they know or suspect that a transaction may involve money laundering or terrorist financing. If we make a disclosure in relation to your matter, we may not be able to tell you that a disclosure has been made. We may have to stop working on your matter for a period of time and may not be able to tell you why.
If we know or suspect that you have given false information in relation to an application for legal aid we are obliged to disclose that fact to the Legal Aid Agency.
If you wish any other person to be given access to your information, or details of your case (for example a relative) then please contact us and we can discuss the implications of this and advise you further.
As with many websites, Nelson Guest puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.
Cookies are used to:
Measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
Remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
Remember you while you’re changing your Nelson Guest email subscriptions
Find out more about how to manage cookies.
How cookies are used on Nelson Guest
Google Analytics stores information about:
The pages you visit on Nelson Guest
How long you spend on each Nelson Guest page
How you got to the site
What you click on while you’re visiting the site
We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
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