Privacy Policy

This notice explains when and why we collect personal information about you; how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

For clients of this firm, you should read this notice alongside our general terms and conditions which provide further information on confidentiality, data privacy etc.

Who we are

Treadstone Law Solicitors is a Limited Company, authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 557858.

Our website address is

What personal data do we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Personal data captured when someone submits a contact form on this website is sent directly to our email address. If the contents of the contact form relate to a private client who we provide legal services to, we will retain that information for 7 years. However, if the enquiry does not result in a private client for legal services, the information is deleted after 12 months.

We do not use any information submitted through contact forms for marketing purposes nor do we share any information submitted through contact forms with any third party without the person’s express consent (except that we may share or share access to such information for the purposes of competent technical contractors involved in this website’s development).


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use several packages to provide website analytics data. These include Google Analytics. Links to the privacy policies for each plugin are available here:

Google Analytics –

Google Analytics operates a data retention policy. Currently, for this website, the user-level and event-level data associated with cookies, user identifiers, or advertising identifiers are retained for 26 months before being deleted on a monthly basis. Other aggregate data (from which it is not possible to personally identify individual users) is retained indefinitely.

Analytics are used for the purpose of analysing website traffic. They collect non-personally-identifying information that is usually made available via web browsers.

We may occasionally publish information about the global traffic on this website in a way that does not identify any individual visitor. This information is gathered for the purposes of monitoring the popularity of the different pages on this website.

Who we share your data with

From time to time, we may require the services of a web developer in order to upgrade or change technical aspects of this website. If so, we may disclose your personal data information only to the chosen contractor/s and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at our website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using our website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them subject to the requirements of the law.

We will not rent or sell personal data to anyone. Other than to its chosen contractor/s and affiliated organisations, as described above, Treadstone Law Solicitors, mostly discloses personal data only in response to a court order, subpoena or other governmental request, or when Treadstone Law Solicitors, mostly believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Treadstone Law Solicitors, mostly, third parties or the public at large. If you are a subscriber to this website and have supplied your email address, we may send you an email to tell you about new information or products. Our email list is relatively low volume and we will not be sending you spam or flooding your inbox with irrelevant information.

How long do we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights do you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We collect information about you when you register with us or request any of our services. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete customer surveys and forms or provide feedback. Web site usage information is collected using cookies.

Additional information

We collect information about you to process your requests and if you agree, to email you about other products and services we think may be of interest to you.

We use your information collected from the website to personalise your repeat visits to our website.

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures do we have in place

We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorisation. We also allow access to your personal data only to those employees and partners who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they must keep it confidential.

We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if we are legally required to.

What third parties do we receive data from

We may receive data from third parties such as analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU, advertising networks such as Facebook based outside the EU, such as search information providers such as Google based outside the EU, providers of technical, payment and delivery services, such as data brokers or aggregators.

We may also receive data from publicly available sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based inside the EU.

What automated decision making and/or profiling do we do with user data

We do not carry out automated decision making or any type of automated profiling.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Treadstone Law Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the SRA under number 557858. The SRA’s code of conduct for solicitors is available here. Treadstone Law Solicitors complies with the legal requirements that they are subject to as a regulated law firm.