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Please read this policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us if you have a query or complaint


Who we are

First Law Limited collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and we are responsible as controller of that personal information for the purposes of those rules


Information we collect

We will collect the following personal information when you provide it to us


  • Your name, postal address, telephone number and email

  • Information to verify your identity

  • Information about the matters we advise you on


We may collect the following personal information depending on why you have instructed us:


  • Information to undertake credit or financial checks

  • Your financial details so far as relevant to your instructions

  • Your bank and/or building society details

  • Details of your online presence


Information from other sources

We may also collect information


  • from publicly accessible sources

  • directly from a third party

  • from a third party with your consent

  • via our website – see our terms of website

How and why we use personal information

We only use your personal data if we have a proper reason for doing so. We will use your personal data:


1. To provide and operate our services

2. To comply with legal and regulatory obligations

3. For our legitimate interests or those of a third party

4. Where you have given consent (except for special category personal data)


Who we share personal information with

We may share personal data with


  • professional advisers who we instruct on your behalf or refer you to

  • other third parties to carry out your instructions

  • courts and tribunals to comply with legal requirements


We only allow such recipients to handle your personal data if we are satisfied that they take appropriate measures to protect it


Promotional communications

We may use your personal data to send you updates about legal, regulatory or other newsworthy developments that might be of interest to you and/or information about our services if we have a legitimate interest in doing so


Retaining personal information

We will not retain your personal data for longer than necessary. When it is no longer needed, we will delete or anonymise it


Your rights under GDPR include

  • to be provided with a copy of your personal data

  • to require us to correct any mistakes in your personal data

  • to require us to delete your personal data in certain situations

  • to require us to restrict processing of your personal data in certain circumstances

  • to move, copy or transfer your personal data

  • to object to processing of your personal data


Keeping your personal information secure

We have security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it


How to complain

We will endeavour to resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information. You may lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner at or by telephone: 0303 123 1113


This privacy notice was published on 1 December 2022. We may change this privacy notice from time to time


If you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, please contact us at

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