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Client confidentiality and information barriers

Each barrister at Ropewalk Chambers is an independent, self-employed practitioner who is instructed on a case-by-case basis. As one of the leading regional civil sets, our barristers are often retained by opposing sides in the same dispute. To ensure that confidentiality is maintained, we operate a strict information barriers protocol, details of which can be provided to both professional and lay clients upon request.

Information security

We take the protection of our clients’ data extremely seriously and have implemented an information security management system that is compliant with ISO/IEC 27001:2013, the international standard for information security.

The information security management system provides a structure of controls that enables our clients to place reliance on us in ensuring their data will be held securely and used only in accordance with their requirements.

Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you may be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. This policy is effective from 1st September 2017.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Information such as area of legal specialisation
  • Other information relevant to applications, event bookings, feedback and complaints.

What we do with the information gathered

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service and for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • To process applications, event bookings, feedback and complaints
  • We may use the information to improve our services
  • We may periodically send legal publications which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • We may contact you by email, phone or mail to inform you of forthcoming events.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve the customer experience. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data in the manner described.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Control of your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information at any time.

We will never sell your personal information or distribute it to third parties unless we are required to do so by law or regulation.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the relevant act or regulations. If you would like a copy of the information held about you please write to:

Tony Hill
Senior Clerk
Ropewalk Chambers
24 The Ropewalk
Nottingham
NG1 5EF

If you believe that any information we hold is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly amend any information found to be incorrect.

Provision of Services

The following information is provided in compliance with the terms of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009.

  1. All members of Ropewalk Chambers are sole practitioners.
  2. All members of Ropewalk Chambers are barristers registered with the Bar Standards Board. The names under which each such barrister is registered are as they appear on the Barristers’ page of this website (unless the given name is abbreviated or a middle name is used).
  3. Professional services provided by barristers in Ropewalk Chambers are generally provided in accordance with The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012.
  4. Professional services are provided by barristers in Ropewalk Chambers under the law of England and Wales and any dispute arising is to be determined in accordance with that law.
  5. All members of Ropewalk Chambers have professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited of 90 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4ST and at www.barmutual.co.uk. Territorial coverage is worldwide subject to the terms of cover of the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund which may be viewed here.
  6. There are certain restrictions regarding any claim brought before the Courts of the United States or Canada. Full details are available from the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund.
  7. Any complaint about a member of Ropewalk Chambers should be made in accordance with our Complaints Policy.
  8. Those providing professional instructions to a barrister at Ropewalk Chambers and requiring that barrister’s VAT number should contact the clerking team.

Disclaimer

This website and its contents have been prepared for information purposes only.

Any views expressed, or comments made, are those of the individual concerned and do not represent the view of Ropewalk Chambers as a whole.

Every reasonable effort is made to ensure that any information is accurate and up to date, but no responsibility for accuracy and correctness, or for any consequences of relying on such information, is assumed by any individual or by Ropewalk Chambers. The information does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice to any person or organisation, either generally or in relation to any specific case or matter. You are expressly advised to obtain specific, personal advice about any individual case or matter and not to rely on any information contained herein.

Location:

Postal address:
Ropewalk Chambers
24, The Ropewalk,
Nottingham, NG1 5EF.

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 947 2581

Fax: +44 (0) 115 947 6532

Document Exchange:
DX: 10060 Nottingham 17

Email: clerks@ropewalk.co.uk

Opening hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm

Out of hours:
Tony Hill – 07850 086097
Alan Odiam – 07771 603929

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