Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy explains how personal information is collected, used, and disclosed by FjM International Solicitors and Lawyers LLP (“we”, “our” or “us”) and rights and choices you have in relation to the personal data we hold and process. This Privacy Policy applies to our clients, customers, suppliers, employees, workers and other third parties (e.g. other professionals such as solicitors, barristers, accountants, surveyors, etc.) and visitors to our website (individually, “you”). By instructing us to act on your behalf and by visiting or using our website, you are consenting, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to us gathering and processing information about you in accordance with this Privacy Policy, although consent may not be required for all of the elements described in this Privacy Policy. For particular types of information or processing, we may provide you with choices or request your further consent related to the information we collect and how we may process it. This Privacy Policy is separate and in addition to confidentiality obligations we owe to our clients and clients should also refer to our terms of engagement for further details.

Who are we?

FjM International Solicitors and Lawyers LLP is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales and is a ‘controller’ under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”).

Whose data do we hold?

We may hold data about the following people:

What data will we collect?

We will only collect information that is relevant to the matter that we are dealing with. In particular we may collect the following information from you which is defined as ‘personal data’:

We may collect the following information from you when you view our website:

We may also collect information that is referred to as being in a ‘special category’. This could include:

When we collect your personal data

We may collect personal data about you at various stages, such as:

Basis for processing

The basis on which we process your personal data is one or more of the following:

How will we use your data?

We may use your information for the following purposes:

Who will we share your information with?

Under our Code of Conduct there are very strict rules about who we can share your information with and this will normally be limited to other people who will assist with your matter. This may include:

Where you authorise, us we may also disclose your information to your family, associates or representatives and we may also disclose your information to debt collection agencies if you do not pay our bills.

How long will we keep your information for?

We will normally keep your information throughout the period of time that we do work for you and afterwards for such period as we are required to do by law and also by the regulations and insurance requirements that apply to us. Usually this will be for a period of six years after we conclude the work we have carried out for you, but may be for a longer period in certain specific cases (including in particular in relation to real estate transactions where we will keep your information for a period of twelve years after we conclude the work we have carried out for you or for an even longer period where we have acted in connection to your will).

Transfers to third countries

Security arrangements

What rights do you have?

You have the following rights under the GDPR:

Right to erasure

Who can you complain to?

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 18 May 2018. We have the right to update the contents of this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect any changes in the way in which we process your personal data or to reflect legal requirements as these may change. If we update the Privacy Policy, we will post the revised Privacy Policy on our website. Changes will take effect as soon as the revised version is made available on our website.