3PB Direct

Your privacy is important to us and we protect personal data in accordance with all laws and requirements including the recent GDPR Data Protection legislation. We are 3PB Management Services Limited and we are the data controller who is responsible for the personal data held by us. We provide a service of arranging for 3PB Direct Barristers – who have their own personal, distinct privacy responsibilities for your data – to provide advice and services to clients. The information we process is all for this purpose. We will share your information with the 3PB Direct barristers who may provide the services to you. We may also share information with third parties we engage where necessary to provide our service.

This privacy policy explains how we collect information, what we use the information about you for, the basis on which we collect it and your rights and that we protect any information that you give when you use this website. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

3PB Direct may change this policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 3 June 2019.

What we collect

We collect personal data directly from you via our website, from emails from you or other correspondence and papers provided to us. The information we obtain is:

We may collect the following information:

  • Your name, and any company name and job title (if relevant)
  • Contact information including email address
  • Location information such as postcode
  • Case information including your documentation.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • In order to process work instructions
  • In order to respond to enquiries about using a 3PB Direct barrister and provide fee quotation
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services
  • We may periodically contact you with Chambers news, events and seminar invitations, newsletters or other information using the contact details which you have provided
  • We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

We do this on the basis of the legitimate interest we have in using your information. We will only use your personal data for the purposes stated above, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and it is compatible with the original purpose. Please contact us for an explanation as to how any new processing is compatible with the original purpose.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so. Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure any information we may collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Links to Third Party websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. Please note that we do not have any control over third party websites. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

How long will 3PB Direct hold your personal information?

We will hold the personal information we use to meet the requirements of our work with you and the 3PB Direct barristers instructed for the period of that work and any further period afterwards that we need for regulatory or other legal reasons (such as to defend any claims). This will usually mean that we will hold information for seven years after an agreement ends. We will remove any personal information we do not need when we no longer need it.

 Your privacy rights

We do consider the legal basis of your interactions with 3PB Direct and have processes in place to take to meet the requirements of GDPR and its predecessor data protection laws. You have the right to be informed, to have access to your data, to delete your data, to restrict processing as well as the right to your data’s portability as well as the right to object and rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us or emailing us to unsubscribe from our communications.

For further information regarding the name and contact details of the data controller and/or our Data Protection Manager, as well as the legal basis for processing and the retention period for the data, please contact our Director of Operations. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at our London address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

June 2019