CHAMBERS OF MR KEITH PITTS
Chambers is the workplace of Mr Keith Pitts, Barrister and sole practitioner.
Authorised to provide legal services by the Bar Standards Board;
Authorised to offer Licensed Access and Direct Access to the Public; and
Authorised to conduct litigation.
I am a Data Controller registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process, under the ICO registration number ZA774002
Personal data is any information that can be used to identify an individual. Collecting personal data is subject to the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK-General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”). Guidance on the GPDR is available on the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) website.
There are two categories: 'personal data' and 'special categories of personal data'.
I can collect personal data for any lawful reason set out in the GPDR.
I collect and process personal data including:
Special category processing
I do not collect special category personal data, save in exceptional circumstances If I intend to process any special categories of data I shall explain why and ask for your consent to process this type of data unless one of the exemptions in Article 9.2 of the GPDR applies.
Criminal data processing
I process data relating to criminal offences with official authority only.
MY LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The GDPR permits me to process personal data if I have a Lawful Basis for doing so. The Lawful Bases identified in the GDPR are:
On occasion I may ask for your consent to use personal information. On each and every occasion I shall explain why and you have the right to refuse and you retain the right to withdraw your consent.
I can process your personal information to enter into and fulfil various obligations for contracted services.
I can process your personal information to comply with various legal obligations including but not limited to record keeping, administration and regulatory activities.
I can process your personal information whenever it is in your vital interest or that/those of another natural person.
I can process your personal information if it is necessary to prevent or detect unlawful acts where it is in the substantial public interest and it must be carried out without consent so as not to prejudice those purposes.
I can rely on my legitimate interest when processing information for the purposes set out above to include the management, administration and operation of my practice, and to comply with all regulatory functions required by professional regulators
HOW DO I COLLECT INFORMATION?
In most circumstances you will provide me with personal data when you get in touch with me or if I ask for it. I may also obtain information from third parties and I will tell you if I obtain such information and what information I have obtained. When collecting information, I comply with its obligations under the GDPR by:
You are entitled to refuse to let me have this information but if you do, I may have to refuse to accept your instructions or my services may be curtailed.
Your information is securely stored locally, on the ‘cloud’ and with third party accounting providers. All data is password protected and with limited access to computers/servers.
FOR HOW LONG DO I KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
I keep your personal data while you remain a client, and for a period thereafter to comply with statutory and/or regulatory requirements. There are, in addition, overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to fraud prevention and protecting clients' safety and security.
I dispose of your information by shredding, which is carried out by a secure data destruction company, when it no longer needs to be held.
I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:
HOW I USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
I can use your personal information if I have a lawful reason for doing so. I use your information to enable me to provide my services; including but not limited to the following purposes.
Or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
I may, in addition, use your personal information for marketing purposes. Before doing so, however, I shall ask for your specific consent.
WHO WILL I SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH?
It may be necessary to share your information with the following:
Except for the reasons set out above I will not share your personal data with third parties without obtaining your prior consent. Any third parties that I may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide on my behalf.
Under the GDPR, you have a number of rights that you can exercise in certain circumstances. Where those circumstances are established, you may have the right to:
These are conditional rights but their exercise may mean that I cannot continue to provide any part of my service that is facilitated by your information
If you want more information about your rights under the GDPR please see the Guidance from the Information Commissioners Office on Individual's rights under the GDPR.
If you want further explanation of or wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact me.
If you have a complaint that I cannot answer to your satisfaction, may raise it directly with the Information Commissioners Office.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
Any changes to this privacy notice will be published on my website from time to time.
Regulated by the Bar Standards Board
22nd March 2023
Chambers of Mr Keith Pitts
2 Meeting Lane
Tel: 01763 268609
Mobile: 07812 354266
Or use my contact form.
08:30 to 18:00
Monday to Friday