The purpose of this Notice is to:
This Notice does not apply to personal data processed or used by individual barristers practising here. All barristers at Atkin Chambers are self-employed individuals and each has their own Privacy Notice which applies to his or her handling of your personal data. Your barrister’s Privacy Notice is accessible via his or her webpage on this website.
Atkin Chambers is a set of barristers’ chambers. All barristers practising from this set of chambers are self-employed individuals.
Atkin Chambers Ltd is the vehicle responsible for providing the management and administrative support functions on behalf of all barristers practising from Atkin Chambers.
Members of Atkin Chambers and employees of Atkin Chambers Limited are based at 1 Atkin Building, Gray’s Inn, London, WC1R 5AT, United Kingdom and can be contacted via the Atkin Chambers website at atkinchambers.com, via email at GDPR@atkinchambers.com or by telephone +44 020 7404 0102.
A number of individuals who are classed as “door tenants” of Atkin Chambers also use the clerking and administrative services of Atkin Chambers Limited. Door tenants are not members but the courtesy of displaying his/her name at the entrance to Chambers has been extended to them.
Atkin Chambers Limited is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the Personal Data that it holds and processes as administrators of Atkin Chambers and its registration number is ZA202342.
Atkin Chambers Limited’s company registered address is 89 Spa Road, London SE16 3SG. Companies House Number: 01982372.
We may collect your personal data in one of the following ways.
Where personal contact details have been provided to us by you or on your behalf, Atkin Chambers may use it to keep you informed about relevant legal updates, future events and our services by email, telephone or postal mail. You may be contacted by email, telephone or by post for marketing purposes relating to our services and/or to research opinion on proposed legal or business developments where legally permitted to do so, unless you let us know that you do not want to receive this type of marketing. You have the right to object to this processsing if you wish and if you wish to do so, please see Section 5 – Marketing Opt-Out.
Atkin Chambers may also use your personal data on an aggregated but anonymised basis to analyse how to improve the service that staff and members provide to clients.
Atkin Chambers does not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.
Please bear in mind that if you choose not to provide personal data requested by us, or if you object to our processing your personal data, we may not be able to provide you with the information and/or services you have requested or otherwise fulfil the purpose(s) for which we have asked for the personal data.
4.1. Legal basis
The GDPR requires all organisations that process personal data to have a legal basis for doing so. The lawful bases identified in the GDPR, and which provide our legal bases for processing your personal data, are:
4.2. Legitimate interests
The legitimate interests purposes for which we process personal data are as follows:
You may opt out of specific communications at any time if they are not directly related to our commercial contract between Atkin Chambers Limited or any member of Atkin Chambers, with you or your company, or the management of a legal case or proceedings.
You may do so by using the “unsubscribe” option included in any marketing e-mail or other marketing material sent by us.
6.1. Where is your personal data stored?
Atkin Chambers stores personal data, including email, phone and company name provided to it, on a contact management system.
Atkin Chambers will not keep personal data longer than required. Personal data will be kept for a maximum initial period of 10 years. At the end of the retention period, a review will take place about whether personal data is still required for the purposes for which it was obtained. You can request that Atkin Chambers suspend processing of your personal data or remove your personal data at any time. You can request rectification or erasure of your details and preferences and any consent given can be withdrawn at any time. Please see Section 7: Your Rights.
The personal data is processed at Atkin Chambers’ operating office and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located.
Your personal data is stored on secure servers in the European Economic Area (EEA).
6.2. Security of personal data
Atkin Chambers will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorised destruction of your personal data.
6.3. Sharing personal data
Your personal data may be accessible to such employees, directors, officers and barristers at Atkin Chambers or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy notice. Where such sharing takes place, Atkin Chambers will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is processed in compliance with the GDPR.
A list of third-party and sub-processors may be requested from Atkin Chambers Limited at any time.
Your personal data may also be shared with:
The GPDR gives you rights in relation to your personal data.
You have the right to request access to your personal data. If your personal data is inaccurate, you have the right to request correction of it. You have the right to request erasure of your personal data. You have the right to request restriction of processing of your personal data. You have the right to object to processing carried out by for legitimate interests purposes.
You can find out more information about how to exercise these rights from the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/ . You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal data with the ICO.
Any requests should be made to GDPR@atkinchambers.com.
In addition to the information contained in this privacy notice, if you would like any additional information about any particular services or the way your personal data is collected and/or processed, please contact GDPR@atkinchambers.com.
Atkin Chambers may occasionally update this Privacy Notice. When we make significant changes, we will notify you of these through email. We will also publish the updated Notice on our website.
The Atkin Chambers website may collect some personal data from you.
The types of personal data collected will be in the form of:
10.1. Information provided by you
You may be asked to provide personal data through the register/sign up for updates option through the site, or when you register for updates or events which are then stored on Atkin Chambers’ marketing database. The details will include your name, your work email address or your company name. Atkin Chambers will not collect personal details from you without your knowledge and permission.
10.2. Cookies and usage analytics
Traffic log cookies are used to identify which pages are being used. This helps those responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of this website to analyse personal data about webpage traffic and improve the website in order to tailor it to user needs. This information is only used for statistical analysis purposes and is then removed from the system.
These cookies are used to store information, such as what time your current visit occurred, whether you have been to the site before, and what site referred you to the web page.
These cookies contain no personally identifiable information but they will use your computer’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the Internet.
Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
This website does not support “Do Not Track” requests. To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honour the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy notices.
10.3. Usage analytics
Analytics allow Atkin Chambers to monitor and analyse web traffic and can be used to keep track of how visitors to the site use it. This website uses Google Analytics (Google Inc.). Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilises the personal data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the personal data collected to contextualise and personalise the adverts within its own advertising network.
Google provides a tool to allow you to opt out of their analytics, please go here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Please note this tool is provided by Google and not Atkin Chambers, and Atkin Chambers is not responsible for this tool.
10.4. System logs and maintenance
For operation and maintenance purposes, Atkin Chambers website and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with it (System logs) or use for this purpose other personal data (such as IP Address).
10.5. Following a link to AtkinChambers.com from another website
10.6. Following a link from AtkinChambers.com to another website
The Atkin Chambers site contains links to other websites. Atkin Chambers is not responsible for the content or privacy notices of these websites.