3 Bolt Court Chambers (the “Chambers”) is a ‘data controller’ for the purpose of relevant data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) for the information which it collects for marketing, recruitment and employment purposes.

The Chambers also acts as a ‘data processor’ on behalf of our members who provide legal services.

What information do we collect?

All personal information that we collect about you will be recorded, used and protected by us in accordance with applicable data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation and this Notice.

We may supplement the information that you provide with other information that we obtain from our dealings with you, however we will not use that information for purposes which are not clear when you provide your details.

We may collect the following information about you when you enquire about our services:

  • Name
  • Name of your organisation (if applicable)
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Details of your enquiry

How we collect the information

We may collect this information from you directly through the online contact forms on our website, on email, in person or via other platforms.

We use your data for the following purposes:

Personal data collected by the Chambers are limited to those as are necessary to facilitate the discharge/performance of our obligations / services to our clients in accordance with our terms of engagement and subject to their consent. Clients reserve the right to withdraw such consent at any time. We use clients’ personal data for the pursuit of legitimate interests mutually beneficial to us and our clients in the performance of our contracts of service in relation to third parties consisting of Tribunals, Courts, retained Advocates and opposing Counsels.

Sharing information

We will not use your data for purposes that are not clear when you provide your details and will not disclose data outside of the Chambers except in limited circumstances which are outlined below.

We may share your data with third parties where (a) if we are under a legal or regulatory duty to do so, (b) if it is necessary to do so to enforce our contractual rights, (c) to lawfully assist the police or security services with the prevention and detection of crime or terrorist activity, (d) where such disclosure is necessary to protect the safety or security of any persons and/or, (e) otherwise as permitted under applicable law.

Transfer of data outside the EEA

Please note that Chambers does not transfer data outside of the EEA for marketing purposes.  In the event there is a requirement to transfer data outside of the EEA from time to time, we will take all necessary steps to ensure the data is afforded the same safeguards and controls as those applied within the EEA.

Data retention

Chambers will retain your data for as long as is reasonably necessary for the required services to be provided to you and will not be retained indefinitely or for reasons incompatible with relevant data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of important rights regarding your personal information.  In summary these rights are as follows and include the right to:

  • Request access to personal information;
  • Request inaccurate information to be reviewed and corrected;
  • Request a restriction to the processing of personal information;
  • Request personal information held by the Chambers to be erased in certain circumstances;
  • Request a copy of the personal information that has been provided to us;
  • Object to the processing of personal information or the continued processing of personal information; and
  • Request not to be subject to automated decision making which produces legal effects that concern or affect you in a significantly similar way