Wilkinson & Butler is committed to ensuring the security of all information we hold about our clients and contacts.
For the purposes of carrying out legal work, we need to record some information about clients such as name, address, and sometimes Date of Birth and National Insurance number, as well as contact details such as email and phone numbers. We will also inevitably have other information about the work we are doing for you.
This information is kept securely within our offices. We do not ever sell the information we hold. We do not pass that information on without your agreement and authority and only when it is necessary and appropriate.
At the end of any matter we retain necessary information and our files for 12 years, but they are kept securely at our offices and again are not disclosed to anyone without your express authority.
We use the information we obtain in order to carry out the works you want us to do, to comply with our statutory and regulatory obligations, to verify your identity for Anti Money Laundering purposes and to deal with feedback, queries or issues that may arise.
We do not use the information we hold for marketing purposes or advertising.
We do use the information that we hold to administer, support and improve the services we provide.
We normally ask for you to sign to confirm that we can hold your data, we only hold it when we have a lawful basis for needing the information and to work with it.
We use effective and tested security systems to ensure that the data we hold about you is safe and is not misused or disseminated. Our client care letter reiterates this information.
You have the right to request that we provide a copy of the basic data that we hold, update your personal information where it is incorrect or out of date, or delete personal information that we hold. We will also consider any valid objections to our handling your personal data.
If you have any concerns about our use of your data please contact Peter Vialls, the Data Protection Officer and Partner in the firm.
Name of Partnership
Wilkinson & Butler Solicitors
Peter Robert Martin Vialls
Louis Francois Brandt
Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA)
Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP)
8 Huntingdon Street
Tel: +44 (0)1480 219229
Fax: +44 (0)1480 472 651
VAT Registration no.
563 6332 39
Regulated and Authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
SRA No. 00073755
The following information complies with the Law Society's Diversity requirements.
Wilkinson & Butler is a market town high street firm. The firm employs 12 people including partners and all staff.
3 members of the firm have a share in the ownership of the firm.
Age-wise, the firm has a full range:
2 are aged 25-34
3 are aged 35-44
5 are aged 55-64
2 are aged over 64
We are a mixture of white British or English and European.
Some are Christian, one of us is Buddhist, and others have no religious faith.
We have staff who have a disability but most don't, and a few of us went to independent schools but most went to state schools.