To undertake its role primarily as Expert Witness, it is necessary for Mathieson Consulting Limited to have information regarding the parties whose financial affairs we are studying. Mathieson Consulting Ltd understands that the privacy of (i) our instructing solicitors and (ii) their clients is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all (i) instructing solicitors, (ii) litigants in person and (iii) any other firms or individuals or other legal entities with any dealings with the Company through its role as Expert Witness. We will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
Mathieson Consulting Limited.
A limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 6484768.
Registered address:46a Goldieslie Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 5PG
Main trading address:15a Frederick Road, Edgbaston, B15 1JD
VAT number: 970 3296 11
Data Protection Officer: Carole Birch
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone number: 0121 455 7222
Postal Address: Company Trading address
The Company is a member of the Expert Witness Institute.
This Privacy Information explains how we use your personal data: how it is collected, how it is held, and how it is processed. It also explains your rights under the law relating to your personal data.
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
The personal data that we use is set out in Part 5, below.
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 11.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
We may collect some or all of the following personal data (this may vary according to your relationship with us):
|The Company name, contact address and other contact details of Instructing Solicitors|
|The Name, contact address and other contact details of individuals acting as Litigant in Person|
|Personal information provided to us by those instructing us as Expert Witness which will be diverse in nature and may include:|
|NameAddresContact Phone numbersDate of BirthNational Insurance NumberLetter of InstructionCompleted Form ECompleted Form PPension scheme documentation which may include policy number and specific benefit details||Court OrderResponses to QuestionnairesCompleted Medical QuestionnairesStatements of Assets and LiabilitiesFrom time to time, instructing solicitors will send us other information regarding their clients, not listed above.|
|In Expert Witness work relating to Trusts, Negligence and Loss of Pension Rights the documentation will be diverse and may be any of the above data in respect of a Claimant/ Defendant/ Employer/Trustee/Beneficiary of a Will.|
Given the diverse nature of our work and the information we may require to fulfil our role as Expert witness, the above list is not exhaustive.
Your personal data is obtained from the following third parties:
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary to enable us to fulfil our role as Expert Witness, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for the following purposes depending on the relationship:
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email, telephone or post with information on our services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):
We will only store or transfer your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR.
We will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, other than those where your agreement has been received and will only be shared where it is required to enable us to fulfil our role as Expert Witness.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law, as described above in Part 8.
If any personal data is transferred outside of the EEA, we will take suitable steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR, as explained above in Part 8.
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 11. To make this as easy as possible for you, a Subject Access Request Form is available for you to use. You do not have to use this form, but it is the easiest way to tell us everything we need to know to respond to your request as quickly as possible.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within 14 working days of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details:
Contact : Carole Birch
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone number: 0121 455 7222.
Postal Address: 15a Frederick Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 1JD.
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.
Any changes will be made available on our website