Privacy Information

You have the right to be informed about how (and why) we gather, store, use and share your personal data. This Notice contains the information that you need to know.

Taylor & Emmet LLP is responsible for the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions about how we process your data or the content of this leaflet our Data Protection Team can be reached by email: data.protection@tayloremmet.co.uk 

By post:
20 Arundel Gate,
Sheffield,
S1 2PP

Or by telephone: 0114 218 4187.


We need information about you to provide our service to you. This information will either be required at the outset or in the course of our relationship with you. If you do not provide the information we ask for it may delay or prevent us from carrying out your instructions. We will tell you (when we ask you for information) whether you are under a legal or contractual obligation to provide it to us. It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed of your personal data changes during your relationship with us. Click here for further information.

We will gather most of the information that we need from you direct but sometimes we will collect data from:

  • Publically available sources, such as, HM Land Registry (records about property ownership);
  • A third party direct, for example, information provided by an electronic ID verification provider, other parties involved in your matter;
  • Another business or individual who has referred or introduced you to us, and has provided limited personal data, such as: your name; address; other contact details and the service of interest to you;
  • An enquiry made by you via our website;
  • Our internal security systems, for example, CCTV, electronic signing in book and access controls systems.

Data Protection Law states that we can only use your personal data if we have a lawful basis for doing so, and that we must tell you what it is. The information about you will mainly be used to deliver the legal services that you have requested, or to carry out pre-contract work, such as, investigating the merits of a potential claim.

We will gather most of the information that we need from you direct but sometimes we will collect data from:

In addition we may use your personal data to comply with regulatory and legal obligations or for our own legitimate interests (when we have a business or commercial reason for using your personal data).

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We may use your personal data to keep in touch, for example, about legal developments that might be of interest to you or the services that we offer. If your consent is needed we will ask for it separately, and clearly.

We take your privacy seriously and will treat your data with respect. We will never sell or share it with others for marketing purposes. If you want us to stop contacting you with marketing information please tell our Marketing Team by email: marketing@tayloremmet.co.uk  or by telephone: 0114 218 4023.


We will only share your data with others if it is necessary to:

  • Deliver the legal services you have requested; and/or Do so for legitimate business purposes; and/or Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation; and We are satisfied that appropriate measures will be taken to protect your personal data and restrict the purpose for which it is used.

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We do not generally transfer data outside the European Economic Area and will only do so if:

  • You have asked us to; or
  • We need to send the personal data to deliver the services you have asked for; or
  • We need to send the personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and
  • We are satisfied that suitable safeguards are in place.

We will keep your personal information for as long as we need it to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected, including data kept for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirement. Generally electronic and hard copies of your file will be held for six years and will be destroyed at the end of that period. Documents that you have asked us to store on your behalf, such as title deeds and Wills do not have any destruction date.

For further information about how long your papers will be kept please contact the lawyer acting for you.


We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessioned in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will only do so in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

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


In certain circumstances you have rights under Data Protection Law in relation to your personal data which you can exercise free of charge, namely the right to:

  • Request access to your data;
  • Request correction of your data, if it is inaccurate or incomplete;
  • Request erasure of your data;
  • Object to the processing of your data if there is no good reason for us continuing to process it;
  • Request that the processing of your personal data be restricted;
  • Request transfer of your personal data, also known as data portability;
  • Withdraw any consent that you may have given to the processing of your data.

The above rights are not absolute and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply.

We may need to ask for information to confirm your identity, to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to a person who is not entitled to receive it, before we can process your request.

To find out more about these rights please visit the website of the Information Commissioner at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/  or telephone 0303 123 1113.

If you would like to contact us about the above or exercise any of these rights please contact the Data Protection Team using the contact details provided above.


Please contact the Data Protection Team with any query or concern that you may have about our use of your information. If we cannot resolve your complaint you can pursue it with the Information Commissioner (our supervisory authority in respect of data processing) whose contact details are provided above.