Legal Notices & Privacy Policy

Legal Notices

Pemberton Greenish is a trading name of Cripps LLP which is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311169 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with SRA number 420623.

References to ‘Pemberton Greenish’, ‘the firm’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ throughout this website means or refers to Pemberton Greenish and/or Cripps LLP.

The firm’s registered office is Number 22 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8AS.  Pemberton Greenish trades as 45 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2AQ where a list of members’ names is available for inspection.  Any reference on this website to a “partner” mean a member of Cripps LLP.

Our VAT number is GB 209 5837 44.

Set out below are:

 

Terms of Use

This website is owned by Cripps LLP.  A reference to ‘Pemberton Greenish’, the ‘firm’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ mean or refer to Pemberton Greenish which is a trading name of Cripps LLP as the context requires.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this website.

This Terms of Use (together with the policies and terms referred to in it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website http://pglaw.co.uk, whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our website includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our website.

By using our website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our website.

DISCLAIMER

The content on our website, including the articles on it, is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our website.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

PRIVACY POLICY

Our Privacy Policy sets out the terms on which we process any information or personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms of our Privacy Policy and that you agree to it.  You also  consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

COOKIE POLICY

Our Cookie Policy sets out information about the cookies on our website.  By using our website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms of our Cookie Policy and that you agree to it.

CHANGES TO THESE TERMS

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

CHANGES TO OUR WEBSITE

We may update our website from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE

Our website is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our website.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our website must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

VIRUSES

We do not guarantee that our website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website.

LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our website in any website that is not owned by you.

Our website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our website other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

THIRD PARTY LINKS AND RESOURCES IN OUR WEBSITE

Where our website contains links or references to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.

We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources and we are not responsible for and nor do we endorse or approve the contents of those websites.

LAW AND JURISDICTION

Your use of this website will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any disputes will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

CONTACT US

To contact us, please email [email protected].

Thank you for visiting our website.

 

Privacy Policy

Introduction

Pemberton Greenish is a trading name of Cripps LLP which is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311169 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with SRA number 420623..

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand why data is being collected and what we do with that data one in our possession.

We may change the privacy policy of the terms of business from time to time by amending this page. Further information about data privacy may be found in our engagement letter with you.

What type of information will we collect from you?

The personal information we collect will depend on the nature of the services we are providing and what we are contracted to do for you. Typically this might include the following:

  • Contact details (including your name, address, date of birth, and email address)
  • Photographic identification and proof of address documents (to carry out due diligence)
  • Professional information (such as job title, previous positions, and professional experience)
  • Banking and financial details (to establish the source of funds where a transaction is involved)
  • Details of visits to our website (which enable our website to remember information about you and your preferences). Please read our ‘Cookies Policy’ for further details.

Where necessary to act in your best interests, and for the establishment, exercise, or defence of your legal matter, we may need to process information which is very sensitive in nature such as diversity and health related details. In some circumstances we may need to share this information with third parties, for example a court or tribunal. If you volunteer sensitive personal data, you will be allowing us to process it as part of engaging our services.

On what basis can we process your information?

The legal grounds for processing your personal data are as follows:

  • It is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or to take steps prior to entering into a contract with you. The retainer between you and Pemberton Greenish, which is made up of our terms of business and engagement letter, sets out the terms of the contract and the services we will provide.
  • It is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, except where our interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of affected individuals (such as you). To determine this we shall consider a number of factors, such as what you were told at the time you provided your data, what your expectations are about the processing of the data, the nature of the data, and the impact of the processing on you.
  • It is necessary in order to comply with mandatory legal obligations to which we are subject under EU or UK law.

Information collected from you about other people

In commercial matters, in the course of providing our legal, financial and other professional services to you we will hold and use personal information about you, your officers and/or your employees. When you provide personal information to us relating to your officers or employees, you confirm that you are allowed to do so. You should ensure that those individuals understand how their data will be used by us.

In personal matters you may be providing other third party data to us, for example details about your family members, in which case we will use such data as a data controller in our own right and will comply with data protection legislation in relation to use of that data. You must have the authority to disclose personal data if it relates to someone else and all data disclosed should be complete, accurate and up to date.

Children

Our services are not aimed at children and in private client matters involving children, the children will be represented by their parents or guardians. Where we act for you in private matters involving children, we shall explain to you why we need the information and how it will be used, both when we initially collect the data and as your matter progresses.

What we are going to do with your information?

We will hold and use personal information about you in the following ways:

  • Verify your identity and establish the source of funding in any transaction.
  • Carry out appropriate anti-fraud checks (by conducting online searches using a third party identity provider). Please note that this will not affect your credit rating.
  • Communicate with you during the course of providing our services, for example providing you with advice and dealing with your enquiries and requests.
  • Prepare documentation to complete transactions and commence legal proceedings on your behalf.
  • Carry out obligations arising from any contract entered into between you and third parties as part of your legal matter.
  • Refer you to another department within Pemberton Greenish about additional legal services which may benefit you.
  • Statistical purposes so we can analyse figures to help us manage our business and plan strategically for the future.
  • Seek advice from third parties in connection with your matter, such as legal Counsel.
  • Respond to any complaint or allegation of negligence against us.
  • Prevent money laundering or terrorist financing in accordance with financial crime regulations.

Information we collect about you from others

Information may be passed to us by third parties in the course of providing our legal services. The processing of this information will be necessary for the progression of your legal matter and to enable us to act in your best interests as your legal representative.

As a law firm we have an obligation to make you aware of anything that is relevant to your matter. When we obtain information about you from a third party rather than from you directly, we will notify you of any relevant information within a reasonable period, and provide you with details including the type of data and source it came from. Typically these sources may include:

  • Other parties involved in the legal proceedings (such as the solicitor acting on the other side).
  • Financial institutions (such as banks involved in financing the transaction).
  • Other professional services firms (such as accountants and tax specialists).
  • Government bodies (such as HM Land Registry for details of your property).
  • Public sources where this relates to you or your organisation (for example Companies House).

How long we keep your data for

We will only retain your information for as long as is necessary to:

  • Carry out the legal work
  • Establishment or defence of legal claims (for example negligence claims) that could be made against us.
  • Compliance with legal obligations under EU/UK law (anti-money laundering regulations say your identification and source of funds information must be kept for a minimum period from conclusion of the matter).

Typically we will store the information for six years from the date of your final bill.

Who your information will be shared with

Based upon the services you need we may pass your details to selected people or organisations (data processors) to carry out certain activities on our behalf. For example, personal information you provide may be disclosed to our agents, who may keep a record of that information.

We may pass your information to any third parties where required to do so in the course of providing legal services, or where we are obliged by law. This will include, but is not limited to:

  • A court or tribunal where we are acting for you in a dispute or litigation.
  • Government bodies (such as HM Land Registry or HM Revenue and Customs for property related work).
  • The solicitors acting on the other side of your matter.
  • Legal counsel or other experts to obtain advice or assistance on your matter.
  • Other professionals and service providers (such as insurance brokers, where you wish to take out an insurance policy as part of a transaction).
  • Organisations involved in any merger or business reorganisation we are dealing with.
  • Any disclosures to law enforcement agencies where required by law (in particular the prevention of financial crime and terrorism).
  • Our regulator, the Solicitors Regulation Authority in connection with any ongoing regulatory investigation.
  • Our professional indemnity insurer in the event a claim is made against us in order to defend ourselves.
  • The bank or building society or other lender providing finance in the transaction.
  • External auditors who may carry out independent checks of your file as part of our accreditations.

At the outset of your matter we may not be aware of all the other parties involved as this will depend on the specific nature of the work.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Security of your data

Your data will be held on secure servers within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) with all reasonable technological and operation measures put in place to safeguard it from unauthorised access. Where possible any identifiable information will be encrypted or minimised.

If we have given you a username and password which enables you to access certain parts of your matter on our systems, you are responsible for keeping it confidential. Please do not share it with anyone.

Measures when transferring your data to others

There may be occasions where we need to send your data outside the EEA. This would cover situations where we need to deal with international aspects of your matter and instruct overseas organisations to assist.

Some organisations may be located in countries outside of Europe where data protection laws are not as strict as they are in the UK. Where your personal data is being transferred outside the EU, we will undertake an assessment of the level of protection in light of the circumstances surrounding the transfer. We will make sure that any transfers are not repetitive and only limited to the minimum amount of information possible. In certain circumstances we may need to seek your consent unless there is an overriding legal need to transfer the information.

How you can access and update your information

You have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you, known as a data subject access request. You also have the right to request that information we hold about you which may be incorrect, or which has been changed since you first told us, is updated or removed. These requests are free of charge and can be sent to Ashley Goodchild at [email protected]

How you can object to us using your data

You can ask us to limit the way in which we are using your information or object to certain types of processing. We will do our best to comply with your request unless we have to use the information for legitimate business or legal purposes.

Please note that if you want us to restrict or stop processing your data this may impact on our ability to provide our services. Depending on the extent of your request we may be unable to continue acting for you and be forced to immediately cease acting. In these situations you would remain liable for the fees and disbursements incurred to date.

Any queries or concerns about the way in which your data is being used can be sent to Ashley Goodchild at [email protected]

Moving your information to another organisation

You have the right to request that we send a copy of the personal data we hold about you to another organisation for your own purposes, for example when you are dealing with a different service provider. If you would like us to move, copy, or transfer your information to another organisation please let us know. We will respond to you within one month after assessing whether or not this is possible, taking into account the technical compatibility with the other organisation in question.

Automated decision making

We do not use your information for automated decision making.

Complaints about the use of your personal data

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us to have the matter investigated by writing to Ashley Goodchild at [email protected]

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the UK data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office. Further details can be found at www.ico.org.uk or 0303 123 1113.

If you are not our client

If you are not our client your personal data may be processed to enable us to provide legal advice to our client and may also be used in legal proceedings on behalf of our client. We are allowed to use your information because it is in the legitimate interests of our client (for example under the terms and conditions of a loan agreement) to do so. We may also have to use your personal data to comply with our own legal and regulatory obligations. If you have any questions about how your personal data is being used, please contact Ashley Goodchild at [email protected]