Privacy Notice:







Who we are

Peter Brearley Limited trades as BrearleyLaw and also as Peter Brearley & Co. We are Solicitors, regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


Personal data we collect and store about you, and how we collect it

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed.


We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you, which you have provided. This includes your name, address, home and mobile telephone numbers, emails, bank details, passport, driving licence, and other identification materials.


We may also collect personal information from other sources such as estate agents, lenders (e.g. banks, building societies).


How we use your personal information

Information which we collect regarding your identify is needed in order to comply with certain regulatory requirements, to satisfy ourselves that you are who you say you are, and to ensure that the transaction you have asked us to conduct on your behalf is legitimate.


Sharing your personal information

Your personal information will be shared with the solicitors on the other side of any transaction, and with estate agents. Our accountants and our IT company will also be able to see to your personal information in the performance of their contracts with us.


Where your personal information is held

Your information will be held in our paper files and in our computerised case management system. When the transaction has been concluded, your paper file will be archived. We have security measures in place to ensure that your personal information is secure.


How long we keep your personal information

We will hold name, address, and contact details for six years.


Your rights

Under the GDPR, you have a number of important rights:

  • The right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal information.
  • The right of access to your personal information, and the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. You will be asked to provide proof of your identity and residential address, and we may ask you to provide further details to assist us in the provision of such information.
  • Your right to have inaccurate personal data that we process about you rectified. Please do remember to tell us about any changes.
  • Your right of erasure – the right in certain circumstances to have personal data that we process about you blocked, erased or destroyed.
  • The right to object to, or restrict the processing of, personal data concerning you for marketing purposes.

If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please see How to contact us below.


Keeping your personal information secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed 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 do so only in an authorised manner and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.


How to complain

We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information. The GDPR also give you right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner.


Changes to this Privacy Notice

We may change this Notice from time to time. You should check this Notice on our website occasionally, in order to ensure you are aware of the most recent version.


How to contact us

Please contact us by:


Telephone: 0113 2591761
Post: Sanderson House
Station Road
LS18 5NT