Privacy Policy

When you contact us with enquiries or register for events or mailings from our Website, you may be required to answer certain questions and provide certain personal information about yourself. In addition, such personal information may be disclosed to us during or as a consequence of our providing services to you.

This Privacy Policy is provided to set out clearly how we process personal data gathered through the Howard Kennedy LLP website (the Website). Clients of Howard Kennedy LLP should also consult the relevant section of our standard terms and conditions which are sent to all new clients.

By supplying us with personal data and/or using this Website you consent to us processing your personal data in accordance with this privacy policy and our Terms of Use. However, this shall not affect your rights in relation to your personal data which are explained below.

1.Who will hold your information?

1.1 Your information will be held by the owner of this Website, Howard Kennedy LLP (we or our). Howard Kennedy is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (No OC 361417) and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority.

1.2 If Howard Kennedy or the business and assets of Howard Kennedy are sold, transferred or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisors and any prospective purchasers and their advisors and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.

2. The information about you which we collect

2.1 The information about you which we will collect via the Website may include:

2.1.1 Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information that you provide when requesting services, accepting or requesting invitations to events and requesting or downloading information;

2.1.2 Personal contact details such as name, address, contact telephone numbers and email address;

2.1.3 Details about the legal services or events for which you have expressed an interest;

2.1.4 Cookie information (for further details please see our Cookies Policy ;

2.1.5 Information to assist in the operation of our Website including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type. We may also retain details of the resources that you access on our Website. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual;

2.2 We may also receive information when submitted by you over the telephone, in person or in any other communication with Howard Kennedy. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

3. Purposes for which we hold and use your information

3.1 We may use your information for a number of purposes which are outlined below:

3.1.1 The provision of our services to you: To administer and maintain our records; To ensure that the service we offer you continues to be the most appropriate service for your needs and that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer; and To verify your identity and conduct any appropriate anti-money laundering, anti-fraud or credit checks; and To respond to any query that you may raise with us.

3.1.2 Marketing, selling, and trading in personal information purposes: Your personal data may be used to keep you informed (by post, telephone or email) about the services offered by Howard Kennedy which may be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please send an email to or write to us at the Data Controller address below. We will not trade or sell your personal information without your consent save as set out in this Privacy Policy. We may share personal data with our service providers to enable us to deliver services to you or to provide you with information in accordance with this policy. If you are a client of Howard Kennedy it may also be necessary from time to time to share information with your other professional advisors as explained in our standard terms and conditions, which are sent to all new clients.

3.1.3 Other purposes: Your information may be used by Howard Kennedy for the purpose of research, statistical analysis and internal client service monitoring; Howard Kennedy may disclose information to law enforcement agencies in accordance with legislation and our professional conduct rules; Howard Kennedy may disclose information in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce our terms of use.

3.1.4 The period of use of the personal data supplied by you will not be longer than we deem necessary but may, subject to clause 6.1.2, be unlimited.

4. Keeping information up to date and secure

4.1 If any of the information that you have provided to Howard Kennedy changes, for example if you change your email address or other contact details, please let us know details by sending an email to or by writing to us at the address below.

4.2 We have in place a level of security appropriate to the nature of the data and the harm that might result from a breach of security. However, all publicly accessible websites are susceptible to malicious practices, and we accept no liability if security is breached.

5. Cookies

This website uses "cookies".  Please refer to our Cookie Policy for further details.

6. Your rights

6.1 You have certain rights under the Data Protection Act in relation to the information that we hold about you. These rights include the rights set out below:

6.1.1 You are entitled to have access to your personal data. You may request by writing to Howard Kennedy (at the address given below), details of your information which we hold and the purposes for which it is held. We will provide this information within 40 days of your request, subject to any routine processing continuing between that time and the time of response. You may be charged a reasonable fee (as permitted by the Data Protection Act 1998) for this information.

6.1.2 You are entitled, by writing to Howard Kennedy, to require that Howard Kennedy stop using information about you for the purpose of direct marketing i.e. the communication to you (by whatever means) of any advertising or marketing material; and

6.1.3 You are entitled to require us to ensure that no decision taken by or on behalf of us and which significantly affects you is based solely on the automated processing of your information, for the purpose of evaluating such matters as, for example, your creditworthiness, reliability or conduct; and

6.1.4 You are entitled to require a correction of errors in the personal information held about you. If we disagree that information is inaccurate you are entitled to apply to ask the court for an order that such erroneous information be rectified, blocked, destroyed, or erased.

7. Consent and changes to this Privacy Policy

By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page and may place notices on other pages of the website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times.

8. Contact Details

If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments regarding our privacy policy, please send an email to or write to:

The Data Controller

Howard Kennedy LLP
No.1 London Bridge
London, SE1 9BG

Last updated: 5th October 2015