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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Cornerstone Barristers is committed to protecting the online privacy of all those who access its website.

About us
Cornerstone Barristers ("Chambers", "Us, "Our" or "We") is a set of individual self-employed barristers who share the expenses, but not the profits of their individual practices. Chambers is not a partnership or a corporate entity and does not employ the members of Chambers. Chambers provides various administration, practice and business development services to its members.

This privacy notice applies to visitors to our website www.cornerstonebarristers.com, recipients of our marketing and promotional emails, and to other individual or representatives of other organisations with whom we have contact, including expert witnesses and applicants for mini-pupillages. It does not apply to information provided to us or collected by us in the context of the provision of legal services by our members (for this policy please click here). 

When Chambers uses information in the way described in this notice, it is acting as Controller of information for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR") and the Data Protection Act 2018. We are not required to appoint a Data Protection Officer, but you should contact our Chief Executive, Clare Bello, if you have any queries about our use of personal information or wish to exercise any of your rights under the GDPR.

Data collection, use and disclosure
We collect personal data when you enquire about our legal services and training, when you register to join our mailing lists for email communications, when you apply for a role with us. We may retain your name business or personal email address, job title, telephone number, company name and company address and information relevant to mini-pupillage applications. We may store additional information, such as business areas of interest, where supplied by you, but we do not aim to store any sensitive personal information. Our system may also collect computer information such as your IP address, operating system and browser type.

Your data will be used for the following purposes in which we have a legitimate interest:

  • Administration in connection with the provision legal services and recording information relating to the use of these services, including anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism checks and the enforcement of our terms and conditions and the operation of our complaints policy
  • Contacting you with relevant marketing content, including legal updates and notification of events or changes to our services or membership
  • Analysing the subjects and topics which appear to be of interest to you so we can endeavour to provide you with relevant content
  • Analysing visitor demographics to improve our website
  • In other ways as permitted or required by law.

We aim to send information which we believe is relevant to you. We will retain information stored for marketing purposes indefinitely, but if you wish to be removed from our marketing distributions lists or would like to change your correspondence preferences, please click here. 

We will store information collected and supplied in relation to mini-pupillage applications for two years and information collected and supplied in relation to legal services for one year longer than the relevant limitation period.

We will ensure that we process data in a proper manner to prevent unauthorised access, disclosure or modification. We will not sell or distribute personal details to any third-party unless required by law. Visitors may choose to restrict the collection or use of their data and request details of any personal information held under the Data Protection Act 2018. We will amend any incorrect data.

We use cookies. A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on a computer or mobile device by a website's server and only that server is able to retrieve or read the contents of the cookie. They analyse web traffic and allow applications to respond to the requirements of visitors, improving their experience. Visitors can choose not to accept cookies but to do so may affect access functionality.

We also use Google Analytics to collect data. This monitors and analyses web traffic and tracks users, which helps us to improve our site. Google collects data on their US servers in an anonymous form. Visitors' use of our site implies consent. See Google's policies at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

We have no control over external websites linked from our site. Please refer to their privacy policies and exercise caution.

We grant permission for downloading and temporary storage of our website pages for viewing only. We prohibit reproduction, permanent storage, or retransmission of the website contents without prior written consent.

If you have any questions about our privacy policies, would like to exercise your right to see a copy of the information that we hold about you, or would like to update the personal information we hold about you, please contact Clare Bello.

Links within this site external websites are not covered by this policy.


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