Privacy Policy

Data Protection Privacy Notice

 

How we use your data

 

Picasso Legal is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioners Office.  We will use the information that you give us to provide you with legal services, as per your instructions.  We will keep your information confidential and will only use it for the purpose(s) for which it was provided or as is permitted in law (i.e. for dealing with complaints or regulatory investigations).

 

Sharing information

 

If you are a client under the legal aid scheme then we may be required to share some or all of that information with the Legal Aid Agency and/or with our quality assurance auditors.

 

We may need to share some or all of your information with quality assurance auditors for the purposes of their assessment of whether we are adhering to quality standards.   Any examination will be strictly controlled and will be shared for the sole purpose of ensuring that our handling of your matter meets the requirements of the quality standard. 

 

We may have to share some or all of your information with other third parties.  This may include barristers; experts; and others who we need to instruct to assist us with your matter, the Legal Ombudsman (if you complain about our services) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (the statutory body that regulates solicitors).   In doing so we will always take care to ensure that your information remains confidential and safe.  We will liaise with you during your case about which experts, barristers and other third parties we instruct on your behalf.  Further details are set out in our Terms and Conditions.