Barratt Legal:

Sole Practitioner Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 00493289
VAT registered no. 934964289

In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Provision of Services Act 2009, our professional indemnity insurer is Axis Specialty Europe SE, 4th Floor, Plantation Place South, 60 Great Tower Street, London EC3R 5AZ.

Barratt Legal Privacy Policy



This privacy policy is a policy document only and does not form part of any contract. You should read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them. We recommend that you print and keep a copy of this privacy policy for your future reference.


1.1.  Richard Barratt t/a Barratt Legal is a sole practitioner authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 00493289 and is the owner of this website. Our address is 3 Jenkins Way, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, TN12 0GE. Our VAT number is 934964289. References to “this website” or “our website” are references to this website

1.2.  We are committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy legislation. The aim of this policy is to tell you how we will collect and use your personal data. References to “you” and “your” are to the person whose data we are processing.

1.3.  We only process personal data based on one of the legal grounds set out in the data protection legislation. These include that the processing is necessary for the entry into or performance of a contract with you, or to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject, to protect your vital interests or those of another natural person, or for our legitimate interests where these are not overridden by your rights and interests. In certain circumstances our processing may be based on your consent to the processing of your personal data.

1.4.  This privacy policy does not extend to any websites that are linked to from our website. We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and we recommend that you check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

1.5.  We reserve the right, at our discretion, to amend this privacy policy at any time. You should therefore check this page regularly.

1.6.  If you have any queries about the collection or processing of your data, the contact details for our data protection manager are as follows:


Telephone: +44(0)1580878038

Post: Burlesden, the Mount, Flimwell, Wadhurst, E. Sussex TN5 7QN for the attention of R Barratt

1.7.  If you are located in the European Economic Area, and you have a concern regarding our use of your personal data, you have the right to raise it with the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) at, which is our lead supervisory authority, or your local supervisory authority. We would, however, appreciate the opportunity to deal with any concerns you may have, so please contact our data protection manager in the first instance (details at 1.6 above).


2.1 We collect a variety of personal data about you. We collect that personal data in a number of different situations and circumstances including:

    1. when you provide it to us in direct communications with us through this website, by email, phone, or other means;
    2. when you instruct us in the provision of legal services and advice and in the course of providing legal services to you. This may include data from external sources such as credit reference/other agencies, public registries, or from third parties such as banks, advisers or counterparties;
    3. when you apply for a job;
    4. when you are involved in transactions or projects in which we are engaged;
    5. at or in connection with Barratt Legal and other conferences, events and functions;
    6. automatically by commonly-used logging and analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, to collect information about your device, IP address, location, operating system and browser type/version, the network used to access the website, and information about your use of the website – this may include information relating to the pages that you browse, pattern and frequency of use, any referral source, length of visit or page views, where you visit after our website, and language used-see our cookie notice below;
    7. to comply with legal obligations to which we (or you) are subject.

Information may be provided from telephone conversations, emails and other electronic, written and verbal communications. When you are asked to provide information, you may decline to do so; but if you choose not to provide information that is necessary for us to collect by law, or to perform a contract or provide services to you, we may not be able to enter into or perform that contract or perform those services or other obligations with respect to you.

2.2 We may collect and process some or all of the following data:

    1. Contact Information –Contact details relating to you, including your name, date of birth, log in information, business/company name, postal and invoicing addresses, your telephone, mobile, and fax numbers, your e-mail addresses and social media accounts;
    2. Matter and Relationship Information– Information relating to any client/business relationship that you may have with us and the transactions/matters in which we are engaged. In addition to Contact information this may include personal information such as gender, job title or profession, role, directorships, offices, positions held (including previous employment/positions) relationship status, evidence of identity, credit status, family details, finances, transactions, investments and matters in which you are involved or in which we are engaged, your preferences or interests. We collect and process information relating to any correspondence, communications and dealings we have with you or with third parties on your behalf;
    3. Payment Information– Information relating to your payment methods, bank details, invoices and payments made. We collect and generate information relating to your billing and payment history and any credit check information;
    4. Job Applications– If you apply for a job with us, in addition to contact information, we may collect and process information contained in or provided with any CV or application that you provide, including National Insurance number and information relating to your tax status, your education, professional qualifications and status, driving licence status, and employment history. We may collect or process information in relation to your right to work, unspent criminal convictions or pending prosecutions, or job references;
    5. Subscription Information-information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to our newsletters/email notifications;
    6. Posts/Information published on or via our website/services. We may collect and process any information that you provide for this purpose.

3.1 We use your data to manage our relationship with you, to provide our services to you, to protect your or another person’s vital interests, to comply with our legal obligations and/or for our legitimate business interests. This includes:

    1. Our internal administrative purposes, providing, managing and supporting your relationship with us, informing you of changes and general news in relation to us, and dealing with your communications, enquiries and complaints;
    2. Providing and managing your access to and administration of our website Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password to access our website, you are responsible for keeping it confidential. You must not share it with anyone;
    3. Offering and supplying our services to you, undertaking transactions and projects on which we are instructed, any related filings, notifications and communications with regulatory or other bodies, performing, enforcing and managing any agreements or arrangements between us;
    4. verifying your identity and address, assessment as part of our acceptance of your instructions, credit checking. We may use credit scoring in accordance with data protection legislation;
    5. Personalising and tailoring our services for you;
    6. Personalising and tailoring your experience on our website, analysing your use of our website; and gathering feedback to enable us to improve our website and your experience as a user;
    7. market research;
    8. processing and use for the purposes of evidence, security, quality control, and training;
    9. Supplying you with email newsletters, alerts or other communications. You may unsubscribe or opt out of receipt at any time by contacting us-see contact details at 1.6 above.
    10. with your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data and/or permit the use by selected third party advertisers for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email and/or telephone and/or text message and/or post with information, news and offers on our services. We will not send you any unsolicited marketing or spam. You may change your marketing preferences, unsubscribe or opt out of receipt of marketing communications at any time;
    11. processing any job application (including reference checking and verifying information)
    12. compliance with any of our (or your) statutory or legal obligations, dealing with fraud or criminal activity, or to protect our or your interests or those of any third party.
    13. processing for the purposes of ensuring network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access to electronic communications networks and stopping damage to computer and electronic communication systems.

3.2          We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so. You should note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, where this is required or permitted by law.


4.1.         We do not share your data with any third parties except as provided in this policy or as required or permitted by law, or as consented to by you.

4.2          We may provide your information to our IT or other service providers. We do not authorise our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

4.3          We may disclose your information to legal and other advisers, accountants, bankers and insurers:

    1. for the purposes of obtaining professional advice, insurance cover, for risk management and managing our relationship with you, including any disputes.
    2. in performing legal services for you and in relation to any transaction or project in which we are engaged. We may disclose your information to any counterparty or other interested party in connection with any such engagement and/or to their respective representatives.
    3. for the purposes of legal compliance.

4.4          financial transactions and payment information may be provided to our bank and payment services providers to effect/receive payments and deal with payment queries or disputes.

4.5          We may disclose information to third parties in connection with the processing of any job application.

4.6          Subject to 3.1 x above and in compliance with applicable laws we may also use or disclose your data for marketing purposes.

4.7          We may compile and provide statistics about the use of our website. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Such data will only be shared and used by us in accordance with applicable laws.

4.8          In the event of a sale of our shares, business or assets, we may disclose your personal data to any prospective/actual purchaser and/or their advisers/ financiers. The personal data we hold will be one of the transferred assets.

4.9          We may be required to share data, which may include your personal information, where we are involved in legal proceedings, or to comply with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental or regulatory authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of us.


5.1          We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against the accidental loss of, or damage to, personal data. We limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business and need to know.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.Your information may be transferred to and stored outside or processed by persons operating outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Your information may be transferred to or stored in countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. In any of the above circumstances, the transfer/processing will be in accordance with appropriate safeguards and/or derogations as provided under applicable data protection laws. Further information may be obtained from our data protection manager-contact details at 1.6 above.


6.1          We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against the accidental loss of, or damage to, personal data. We limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business and need to know.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

6.2          Notwithstanding any security measures that we take, no method of safeguarding information is completely secure. While we use measures designed to protect personal data, we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will be effective or sufficient. Also, the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting data to us. We do not guarantee the effectiveness of the security measures we adopt for transmission and receipt of information, or the security of your data during transmission or on your computer.


7.1          We only keep your data for as long as we require it for the purposes described above in sections 3 and 4. We will take all reasonable steps to destroy, or erase from our systems, all data which is no longer required. As part of our retention policy we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and applicable legal requirements.

7.2          Notwithstanding the above we shall be entitled to retain your data where necessary for compliance with any of our statutory or legal obligations, or to protect our or your significant interests or those of any third party.


8.1          As described in 2.1 vi above our website may use cookies – small text files, typically of letters and numbers – to capture limited information about users. The information is transferred by the website to the cookie file of the browser on the hard drive of the user’s computer. This helps us to develop new content and to improve the way the website works. These cookies do not enable us to identify individual users. For general information about cookies please visit You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our website may become inaccessible or not function properly.


9.1          You may access certain areas of our website without providing any data. Please note that this may restrict your ability, to use all features and functions available on our website.

9.2          When you submit information via our website, you may be given options to restrict our use of your data. In particular, you will be given controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes.

9.3          You have a number of rights in relation to your personal data under applicable data protection and privacy laws. We have listed your principal rights below. The legislation is complex, and we would recommend that you read the relevant legislation and guidance issued by authorities such as the ICO ( If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact information set out in 1. above:

    1. access right- you have a right to be told what personal data we hold about you, and what we do with it, in each case subject to certain limitations;
    2. rectification and erasure- you have the right to have inaccurate personal data rectified. In some circumstances you may be entitled to require erasure of personal data, subject to certain limitations;
    3. the right to restrict or object to processing in certain circumstances, for example where used for direct marketing;
    4. data portability- the right, subject to certain limitations, to request a copy of your personal data;
    5. the right to complain to a relevant supervisory authority; and
    6. the right to withdraw consent given for processing your personal data

As a security measure we may require appropriate evidence of your identity for this purpose. We may need to request specific information from you to ensure your right to access your personal data, or to exercise any of your other rights. We may also request further information in relation to your request, to facilitate our response. No fee is payable to exercise these rights, save that we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in those circumstances.

9.4          If we are sending you marketing communications using your data, the law gives you a right to ask us to stop doing this.


10.1        This document is not intended to and does not create any contractual rights. This document does not affect your statutory rights, including under applicable data protection, or privacy legislation.

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