Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Butcher & Barlow LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership incorporated in England and Wales (Registration Number OC343502).  Our registered address is 2 – 8 Bank Street, Bury, BL9 0DL.  Our VAT Registration number is 948 4128 00.

Our contact telephone is 0161 764 4062.  Our contact email address is

We are registered with the ICO under registration reference number Z1583857.  ICO Registration Certificate

All queries in relation to this policy should be directed to Chris Hopkins.

What information is being collected?

In order to be able to act on your behalf we require a certain minimum level of personal information.  In some cases we may need further information from you which may be of a sensitive nature. We will advise you on a case by case basis if this is necessary. We collect data whilst acting in our capacity as a “Data Controller”.

How is the information being collected?

Information may be collected from various sources including:

  • Yourself given either in relation to an instruction or via an online enquiry
  • Third parties including but not limited to accountants; financial advisers; estate agents and other professional institutions
  • Third parties who you have authorised to give information to us on your behalf

Why and how do we collect information?

We require a minimum amount of information to be able to act on your behalf.  As well as ensuring we can provide you with a high quality legal service this information is also required in order to comply with legal obligations e.g. anti-money laundering regulations.

We may use your personal data to contact you about services and events which may be of interest to you.  If you are not a client of the firm you will not receive any marketing communications unless you have signed up to our email newsletter.

Who will have access to your information and who will it be shared with?

The information you provide will only be used within Butcher & Barlow. This will allow us to provide you with the necessary legal services you require.  In the course of acting on your behalf it may be necessary to disclose information to third parties on a case by case basis depending on the type of matter we are dealing with for you. This may be because of a legal obligation we have to comply with, because it is necessary to perform the contract between us and you, or because you have given us your consent to make the disclosure.

Your information will not be sold or rented to any third parties, nor will your information be shared with third parties for marketing purposes.

We share personal data with our service providers to ensure the smooth running of our business.  Our service providers have a legal obligation to ensure your personal information is kept secure at all times.

How is your information kept safe?

We have internal procedures and systems in place in order to ensure the security of your personal information which consists of:

  • Operational security and technology standards
  • Confidentiality obligations
  • Computer safeguards
  • Staff training

How long will your information be stored?

Your information is stored in accordance with our internal policies and procedures depending on the type of matter. We will store your information for:

  • as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected; or
  • as long as is required to comply with our legal obligations

What are your rights?

Under the GDPR you have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you.  Such requests should be made in writing, addressed to Chris Hopkins.  This will not provide you to an entitlement to your file of papers and will be limited to the disclosure of the personal data we hold about you.

How to make a complaint?

All complaints about the use of your personal information should be directed to Chris Hopkins, in writing. If you are not happy with the way your complaint is dealt with then you should forward your complaint to

The Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane