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Privacy Policy

 

Privacy Policy

Speak to our team:

Leeds

☎ 0113 245 0852

✉ hello@milnerslaw.com

Harrogate

☎ 01423 530 103

✉ hello@milnerslaw.com

Pontefract

☎ 01977 644 864

✉ hello@milnerslaw.com

This policy relates to the privacy of your personal data at Milners Solicitors.

About Milners

Established in 1897 Milners provide a wide range of legal services to its clients.

Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which governs Data Protection, we are required to give you a clear understanding of how and why we process your data and what our position is under our contract with you.

We are the Data Controller

As we set the rules and reasons for collecting data from you, we are classed as the Controller of your personal data. This means it is our responsibility to ensure that the data we collect is controlled effectively and protected at all times. Should you have any questions about the processing of your data please contact us directly using the following methods: By Post; Milners Whitehall Waterfront, 2 Riverside Way, Leeds LS1 4EH. Telephone; 0113 2450852. Email; hello@milnerslaw.com

How and why we process your personal data

Your personal data will be managed in accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) under the following principles:

  1. Lawfulness, Fairness and Transparency:
    • We are required to process your personal data as part of the performance of your contract with Milners or to comply with a legal obligation.
  1. Purpose Limitation:
  • Your data will only be collected for specified, contractual and legitimate purposes meaning that as well as using the data to perform your contract, we may use it for:
    • Marketing
    • Newsletter subscriptions
    • Other products/services provided by Milners that we may offer to you unless you tell us not to do so
  1. Data Minimisation:
  • We will not ask for more information than we need for the purposes for which we are collecting it
  1. Data Accuracy:
  • We will update our records when you inform us that your details have changed
  1. Storage Limitation:
  • We will retain your personal data for the length of time needed to complete the initial request and for a minimum of 6 years following completion of your matter. For further information please refer to our Data Retention Policy which is available on request.
  1. Integrity and Confidentiality:
  • We have implemented technical and organisational processes to protect the integrity and confidentiality of your personal data.

 

Your rights as the ‘Data Subject’

Under the GDPR you have a number of ‘rights’ which you can exercise at any time. Should you wish to do so please contact our Data Protection Manager. These rights might include:

  • the right to access all of the data we process on you. This will be supplied to you within 1 month from the request being received.
  • the right for any inaccurate data we hold on you to be corrected. We will make your amendments without undue delay.
  • Where the contract has ended but consent has been obtained to process your data, you may have the right to be forgotten and your personal data to be erased without undue delay. Where we require your data (for contractual or legal obligation reasons), your data will be removed once the term of the contract has expired or in line with legal obligations.
  • the right to restrict us from processing your personal data, which can be reversed by you.
  • the right in certain circumstances to object to automated decision making, whereby we may use your data for profiling purposes to make a decision.

Transferring personal data

Due to the nature of the business, we work with a variety of GDPR compliant businesses which process your personal data on our instructions in order to ensure the progression of your matter. Below is a non-exhaustive list of the types of processors that we share your data with:

  • Website hosting companies
  • Marketing consultants
  • Telephone suppliers
  • Archive storage and confidential waste companies
  • Insurance brokers & insurance companies
  • Information Technology companies
  • Secured servers
  • Digital dictation providers
  • Counsel
  • Land Registry and search providers
  • HMCTS
  • Experts

International Transfers

At no time does your personal information leave the EU.

Talking to us about your rights or this Notice

Should you wish to speak to us about the way we process your data, or wish to exercise your rights as listed above, please contact Milners Solicitors Data Protection Manager, Victoria Barraclough victoria.barraclough@milnerslaw.com

However, if you wish to direct your questions to the ICO, you can find their details at www.ICO.org.uk

 

What our clients say…

“Straightforward and practical advice with very transparent pricing – a refreshing change from a solicitors! Simon Bass was both supportive legally and personally after a recent bereavement, as well as being a lovely chap with it.”

What our clients say…

“Milners solicitors dealt with my needs efficiently, friendly and professionally. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to anyone.”

Personal Legal Solutions

When you need legal expertise, you’ll find us plain talking and focussed on finding the right solution for you. We’re flexible and approachable, tailoring your case to your individual needs.

Business Legal Solutions

We’re here to navigate the complexities of corporate law, so you can focus on doing what you do best – running your business. With our affordable expertise on your side, we’ll guide you every step of the way.

Latest news

Milners solicitors is always working to help our clients. Researching current issues and providing clear and easy to understand help.

Latest news

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The Brexit vote – five most likely scenarios facing Theresa May and the nation

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Jaguar Land Rover job losses highlight the importance of steering the right course in employment law

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Right on time! Supporting Yorkshire’s hard-hit SMEs in fighting back over late payers

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Mounting concern over banks’ will-writing fees sparks warning

The latest controversy to hit the UK banking sector has underlined the importance of seeking independent expert advice when writing a will, a Yorkshire law firm Milners has warned. As grieving relatives are now finding out to their cost in ever-increasing numbers, the...

The safeguards that need a starring role in your written will to stave off a Coronation Street-style feud

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Lifetime Achievement honour for Milners’ Chris Lewis

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Our People

Straight talking and focussed on finding the solution that’s in your best interests, get to know the people who will become your team at Milners solicitors.

Simon Bass, Managing Partner

simon.bass@milnerslaw.com

07789 401 464

Simon plays a strategic role in all our work disciplines. Simon has a wide range of experience in employment law, business law, professional negligence, insurance law and personal injury. As well as acting for private individuals, Simon also regularly advises businesses on strategic support and dealing with disputes that have arisen.

Giles Ward, Senior Partner

giles.ward@milnerslaw.com

07789 401 411

Giles is Milners’ Head of Litigation. He has been practising law since the early 1990s and represents clients both nationally and internationally. Giles has considerable expertise in all forms of tribunal and substantial trial experience in both court and arbitration. He is often instructed on extremely sensitive and complicated matters by institutions, charities, companies and individuals alike.

Victoria Barraclough, Partner & Practice Manager

victoria.barraclough@milnerslaw.com

0113 380 1886

Victoria joined Milners in 2008 as a solicitor. At that time she specialised in asset-related recovery and dispute resolution. She acted for local, national and international companies and advised on administrations, individual voluntary arrangements, bankruptcy and winding up petitions. Victoria is now part of the Management Team, working closely with Simon Bass, the Managing Partner. She is responsible for the firm’s compliance and is also involved in the day to day running of the firm.

Where to find us

Leeds based solicitors, we also have offices in Harrogate and Pontefract but operate throughout Yorkshire and further afield..

Milners- Leeds

Milners - Harrogate

Milners - Pontefract

Do we fit the part?

Let’s work together.

At Milners solicitors we offer a free initial consultation where you can speak to a member of our specialist team.

 

  • we’re exceptional team players intent on your success
  • we’re flexible and approachable, tailoring our experience as solicitors to your needs in every case
  • with our combined strength and determination we are always committed to delivering the results you need.

Do we fit the part?

Let’s work together.

At Milners solicitors we offer a free initial consultation where you can speak to a member of our specialist team.

 

  • we’re exceptional team players intent on your success
  • we’re flexible and approachable, tailoring our experience as solicitors to your needs in every case
  • with our combined strength and determination we are always committed to delivering the results you need.

Leeds

Whitehall Waterfront
2 Riverside Way
Leeds
LS1 4EH

0113 245 0852
hello@milnerslaw.com

Harrogate

12 Princes Square
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 1LX

01423 530 103
hello@milnerslaw.com

Pontefract

9A High Street
Upton, Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF9 1HR

01977 644 864
hello@milnerslaw.com