About Us & Regulatory Policies
Our Regulatory Information
H&S Solicitors is the trading name of H&S Solicitors Limited, a company having its registered office at 1st Floor, 239 High Street Kensington, London, W8 6SN, United Kingdom.
H&S Solicitors Limited is a Company registered in England and Wales, under number 8011928.
H&S Solicitors Limited is regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority (England), SRA number 567729.
H&S Solicitors Limited is based at 1st Floor, 239 High Street Kensington, London, W8 6SN, England, U.K. and practises English law under the rules of the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales (the Code of Conduct.) No liability will be accepted by H&S Solicitors Limited for any action taken or not taken as a result of information provided to us during an initial consultation.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Our Professional Indemnity Insurance is worldwide and is provided by the Elite Insurance Company Limited, Caytons Law, 85 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0AA under policy number EIPI0736A2013.
Your privacy is important to us. By providing personal information such as your name and e-mail address via the forms on this website, you agree to us contacting you about the information you request.
The DPA & GDPR May 2018
We and this website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already meets the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from 25 May 2018.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.
Downloads & Media Files
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available users are advised to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.
We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.
Contact & Communication With us
Users contacting us through this website do so at their discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.
Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system.
We use a third party service, to publish our blogs, and update the website content. We use a standard service to collect anonymous information about users’ activity on the site, for example, the number of users viewing pages on the site, to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the site and help us improve it.
External Website Links & Third Parties
Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
Shortened URL’s; URL shortening is a technique used on the web to compress URL’s (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. This technique is primarily used in social media and looks similar to this (example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.
We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should, therefore, note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Policy & Usage
We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business, and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.
There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.
Complaints or queries
We try to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. We take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.
If you want to make a complaint about the way we have processed your personal information, you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org in writing to H&S Solicitors, 1st Floor, 239 High Street Kensington, London, W8 6SN.
Access to personal information
We try to be as open as we can be regarding giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do keep information about you we will:
- give you a description of it;
- tell you why we are keeping it;
- tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
- let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
To request any personal information that we may hold you need to put the request in writing addressing it to the address provided below.
If we do hold information about you, you can also ask us to correct any mistakes by, putting the request in writing addressing it to the address provided below.
Disclosure of personal information
In many circumstances, we will not disclose personal data without consent. However, when we investigate a complaint, for example, we will need to share personal information with the organisation concerned and with other relevant bodies, such as the SRA or Legal Ombudsman.
You can also get further information on:
- agreements we have with other organisations for sharing information;
- circumstances where we can pass on personal data without consent, for example, to prevent and detect crime and to produce anonymised statistics;
- our instructions to staff on how to collect, use and delete personal data; and
- how we check that the information we hold is accurate and up to date.
The content of this website
The content of this website is for informational purposes only. Nothing on this site constitutes legal advice. If you require specific legal advice, please-contact us.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.
The information is provided by H&S Solicitors and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website, you can link to other websites which are not under the control of H&S Solicitors. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, H&S Solicitors takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review.
How to contact us
239 High Street Kensington