Types of personal information we collect

We collect, use and store different types of personal information about you, which we have grouped together as follows:

Types of personal information


Identity Data

ID information including your name, marital status, title and gender

Contact Data

Where you live or your business address and how to contact you

Communications Data

What we learn about you from letters, emails and conversations between us


How we use your information

The table below outlines how we use your personal information and our reasons. Where these reasons include legitimate interests, we explain what these legitimate interests are.

What we use your information for

Our reasons

Our legitimate interests

  • To register you as a visitor to our premises in accordance with our visitor access policies
  • Legal obligations
  • Legitimate interests
  • To prevent crime and for public safety (including the safety of our own employees)
  • To keep Brodies’ premises safe and secure
  • For incident/breach reporting, management and investigation
  • To ensure your health and safety when on our premises
  • Legal obligations
  • Vital interests
  • Legitimate interests


  • To ensure your health and safety whilst on our premises
  • To ensure a safe working environment for our staff
  • To keep our premises secure
  • Legitimate interests
  • To restrict access to our premises to authorised persons
  • To prevent crime and ensure public safety
  • To prevent crime and for public safety, including through the use of CCTV
  • Legal obligation
  • Legitimate interests
  • To manage the risk of crime and safety for us, our employees and our clients
  • To develop and improve how we deal with crime
  • To report criminality or the suspicion of criminality for the wider benefit of society
  • To be efficient about fulfilling our responsibilities generally
  • To report any incidents on our premises
  • Legal obligations
  • Vital interests
  • Legitimate interests
  • To ensure your health and safety whilst on our premises
  • To ensure a safe working environment for our staff
  • To notify our insurers, regulators and other interested parties
  • To establish, bring or defend legal claims
  • Legal claims
  • Legitimate interests
  • To manage complaints or legal claims
  • If you attend certain seminars or events, to live stream or record that event so that it is available to watch again online
  • Legitimate interests
  • To enable clients and contacts to remotely view/participate in our events. We will inform you prior to the commencement of the event if it is being live streamed/recorded


Where we collect your personal information from

We may collect personal information about you from the following sources:

  • Directly from you
  • CCTV footage

Who we share your information with

We may share your personal information with the following third parties:

  • Agents and service providers that we use to support our business, including contracted building managing and security service providers at the buildings that we occupy
  • Our insurers
  • The police and other law enforcement agencies
  • Relevant regulators, including the Information Commissioner's Office in the event of a personal data breach
  • Emergency services
  • Other companies owned or jointly owned by Brodies LLP
  • Potential or actual purchasers of any part of our business or assets, or other third parties in the context of a possible transfer or restructuring of our business

If you choose not to give your personal information

It you choose not to give us your personal information, it may delay or prevent us from being able to comply with our own legal obligations. It may also result in us being unable to, or refusing to, allow you to enter our premises.

Automated decisions

We do not envisage taking any decisions about you based solely on automated processing (i.e. without human involvement), which have a legal or similarly significant effect on you.

How long we keep your personal information

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

In general terms, we will destroy our visitor book records annually. CCTV footage is erased on a monthly basis unless it reveals any activity that needs to be reported for the prevention or detection of crime or other legal reasons, in which case the relevant footage will be kept for so long as is necessary for those purposes.

International transfers

We will not transfer outside the European Economic Area (EEA) personal information we gather about you as a visitor to our premises.