Privacy Policy

At GOOD ADVICE UK, we have a meticulous approach towards our Privacy Policy. In effect, our current, as well as prospective clients’ information privacy, is of utmost importance. This applies to all our use of any data (both collected and used) in relation to your use of our services.


This policy should be read alongside and in addition to our Terms of Instructions, which is sent to our clients when requiring our legal services.

Definition and Interpretation

Our Privacy Policy defines terms related to data protection as follows:

2. Unless the context requires a different interpretation, our Privacy Policy assumes:


(a) That the singular includes the plural and vice versa;


(b) References to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, schedules or appendices of this Policy;


(c) A reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;


(d) “Including” is understood to mean “including without limitation;”


(e) Reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;


(f) The headings and sub-headings do not form part of this Policy.




3. This Privacy Policy only applies to the actions of GOOD ADVICE UK and clients in respect of our services and website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.


4. For the purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, GOOD ADVICE UK is the “data controller.” This means that GOOD ADVICE UK determines the purposes for which and the manner in which, clients’ data is processed.


Data collected:

GOOD ADVICE UK may collect the following, which includes personal data from the client:

(a) Name;


(b) Date of birth;


(c) Gender;


(d) Job title;


(e) Profession;


(f) Contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;


(g) Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;


(h) Financial information;


(i) Operating system (automatically collected);


(j) Immigration matters; in each case, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


How do we collect your Data?


We collect Data in the following ways:

(a) Data is given to us by you; and

(b) Data is collected automatically.


Data that is given by you


7. GOOD ADVICE UK will collect your Data in a number of ways:

(a) When you contact us through the website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;

(b) when you use our services; in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

8. To the extent that you access the website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:

(a) We automatically collect some information about your visit to the website. This information helps us to make improvements to website content and navigation and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the website and the way you use and interact with its content.

Our Use of Your Data


9. Any or all of the above may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our services. Specifically, data may be used by us for internal record-keeping; In each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.


10. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed “Your Rights” below).

11. When you sign the Terms of Instructions in order to receive our legal services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.


Who do we share your data with?


12. We may share your data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:


(a) Our employees, agents and/or professional advisors – to obtain advice from professional advisers and work in your case/cases;


(b) Relevant authorities – such as Home Office, Registry Office, HM Revenue & Customs, HM Passport Office and Companies House – in order to comply with our services.


(c) When required and with your consent, with Third Party Companies – such as Barristers and their clerks, other solicitors who specialise in the work that needs to be conducted (i.e. Family solicitor, Criminal solicitor…).


Keeping Data Secure


13. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your data, for example:


(a) We store your Data on secure servers.


14. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with suspected data breaches. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: or


15. If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.


Data Retention


16. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your data on our systems for the necessary period to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and at least for 6 years in line with the Code of Standards under the Office for the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC)‘s policy.


17. Once we are instructed to work on your case, we will preserve your personal data after we have finished advising or acting for you, for regulatory and legal purposes according to the OISC’s policy, which is the regulator of GOOD ADVICE UK. We will do so for one of these reasons:


(a) To respond to any questions, complaints or claims made by you or on your behalf; 

(b) To show that we treated you fairly; 

(c) To keep records required by law.


18. We will not retain your data for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy and in line with the GDPR policy. Different retention periods apply to different types of data. When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal data, we will delete it.


19. Even if we delete your data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes as stated above (Clause 17).

Your Rights


20. You have the following rights in relation to your data:


(a) Right to access – the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.


(b) Right to correct – the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.


(c) Right to erase- the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems, in certain circumstances as stated above (Clause 17).


(d) Right to restrict our use of your Data – the right to “prohibit” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it in certain circumstances as stated above (Clause 17).


(e) Right to data portability- the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your data.


(f) Right to object- the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.


21. To make enquiries exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via email address: or


22. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your datais handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Their contact details can be found on their website.


23. It is important that the data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your data changes during the period during which we hold it.


Changes in business ownership and control


24. GOOD ADVICE UK may, from time to time, expand or reduce the business and this may involve the sale and/or transfer control of all or part of GOOD ADVICE UK. Data provided by clients will, where it is relevant to any part of the business transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party, under the Terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use for purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.


25. We may also disclose Data to prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

26. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

27. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

28. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

29. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party is excising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

30. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.


Changes to this Privacy Policy


GOOD ADVICE UK reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the website and you are deemed to have accepted its terms on your first use of the website following the alterations.

You may contact GOOD ADVICE UK by email at or

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