Retaining your data after your matter is concluded

  1. Who we are

Livingstons Solicitors Limited, 9 Benson Street, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7AU (Co No: 06113698)

  1. Why we need to process your data

We need to process your personal data in order to satisfy a legal obligation to which we are subject.  Our regulators require us to retain client files for a minimum of 6 years after a matter has come to an end and pursuant to our obligations under anti-money laundering regulations, we need to keep ID information fro 5 years.

We will not use any information which we retain for any other purpose other than to satisfy these regulatory obligations.

Further details about our obligations can be found in our Practice Rules, which are available on the Solicitors Regulatory Authority website (www.sra.org.uk).

We consider that we are not able to carry out the steps outlined above without processing your data.

  1. Your rights

You have the right to ask us to rectify any data we hold about you if that data is incorrect or incomplete.  Please refer to our more detailed guidance on your rights which can be accessed via our website (www.livingstons.co.uk). The same information is also on the intranet and in the Office Manual.

You also have the right to complain if you are not happy about the way we have used your personal data.  Please refer to our more detailed guidance on your rights which can be accessed via our website (www.livingstons.co.uk).  The same information is also on the intranet and in the Office Manual.

Information about your other rights is set out in our individual rights policy which can be accessed via our website (www.livingstons.co.uk).

Coronavirus

Our employment team has received (and continues to receive) a large number of requests for help from companies who would like assistance with interpreting the ongoing changes to the furlough scheme and/or who are advance planning for when the furlough scheme comes to an end.  Some of this planning may involve consideration of short-time working or even redundancies and some involves dealing with specific concerns that returning employees may have about health and safety or about childcare and other obligations.

We have produced a number of factsheets for our employer clients which explain the Government guidance and which provide some practical guidance on how to deal with some of these matters.

If you have any specific queries about ending your furlough scheme or need any assistance with restructuring your business in light of the ongoing economic difficulties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, please e-mail Steve Walker at s.walker@livingstons.co.uk or Gail Black at g.black@livingstons.co.uk.

Full details of how we are dealing with Coronavirus are available here.

We will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum during this difficult time.