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Lawyers Defence Group Privacy Notice

The Lawyers Defence Group is a collaborative venture set up by Richard Nelson LLP and Murdochs Solicitors, intended to assist law firms by providing them with information about developments in regulatory and management related issues as they affect law firms.  This is achieved by means of articles and news items on the Lawyers Defence Group website and through regular electronic newsletters. The Lawyers Defence Group does not itself provide legal advice or guidance and is not regulated by any of the legal sector regulatory bodies such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives or Council for Licensed Conveyancers.  However, both Richard Nelson LLP and Murdochs Solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.  Full details of their registration can be found on the Lawyers Defence Group website.

The Lawyers Defence Group is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of those who visit its website and subscribers to its newsletter. This privacy notice contains information on how it handles the data it collects from those visitors and subscribers.

Website Visitors

Access to the Lawyers Defence Group website is open to everyone and no login details are required to view any of the articles and news items.  However, the Lawyers Defence Group does use a third party service – Google Analytics – to collect information about visitor behaviour patterns and use of various parts of the website.  This information does not identify the visitors to the web site in any way and is not further processed by the Lawyers Defence Group.

Newsletter Sign Up

The Lawyers Defence Group sends out a regular electronic newsletter which is delivered by email to those who have given their positive, opt-in consent to receive it.  The newsletter contains only information about the articles and news items that appear on the website and the services to law firms able to be provided by Richard Nelson LLP and Murdochs Solicitors.  In order to send out the newsletter the Lawyers Defence Group collects the name and email address of those who wish to receive the newsletter.  No other information is retained other than the name and email address.  The Lawyers Defence Group does not share that information with any other organisation or business other than for the express purpose of sending the Lawyers Defence Group newsletter.

In order to send out the newsletter, the Lawyers Defence Group uses a third party provider – Campaign Monitor – to deliver that newsletter.  Campaign Monitor store the names and email addresses of the newsletter recipients on their server and provide the Lawyers Defence Group with details and statistics as to when and how many of the newsletters have been opened, which links have been followed and whether the recipients have shared any of the items with others.  This data is used by the Lawyers Defence Group purely for the purposes of monitoring and improving the use of the newsletters and is not shared with any other organisation or business.  The Campaign Monitor Privacy Policy can be found at

The Lawyers Defence Group does not keep any other record of your data in either electronic or written format.

Any newsletter recipient can unsubscribe from that newsletter at any time simply by clicking on an “unsubscribe link” contained within each newsletter or by emailing the Lawyers Defence Group at  Your information will be deleted from the system when you unsubscribe and you will not be contacted by the Lawyers Defence Group following that.

Links to Other Websites

Occasionally the articles, news items and newsletter will contain links to other websites.  Those websites are not governed by the Privacy Notice and you should check with those sites as to how they use any information which you might supply to them.

Your Information Rights

You are entitled to access the information held by the Lawyers Defence Group at any time.  You also have the right to request that the Lawyers Defence Group restricts its use of your information, object to it being used for certain purposes and for the information to be updated or erased.

If you wish to do so please email

The Lawyers Defence Group will retain your information until such time as you indicate that you no longer wish to receive the newsletter or until it ceases sending out those newsletters – whichever is the earlier.


In order to be able to provide you with useful and reliable services it is necessary for the Lawyers Defence Group to use small electronic files called ‘cookies’. These are used purely in relation to the operational effectiveness of the website, Google Analytics (which tells the Lawyers Defence Group when and how many people are accessing its website) or in relation to the use by you of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These cookies cannot be used to identify you personally and are used to improve services for you. To find out more about cookies go to or

The cookies used are:

  • DYNSRV – used for the purposes of load balancing on the server hosting the Lawyers Defence Group website. This is an essential cookie to the operation of the site that is always set by the load balancer and does not store any personal information.
  • Cookies used by Google for analysing how often the site is accessed and when. This does not store any personal information.
  • Third-party request applications used by Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn which are activated should you choose to connect with them or share any of the items on the Lawyers Defence Group website. Because of how cookies work the Lawyers Defence Group cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on its site. Please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.


If you are not happy with the way in which the Lawyers Defence Group handles any information then please contact it with your concerns.  You may also contact:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Tel: 0303 123 1113