From my terms and conditions:

Privacy and Confidentiality

  • The purposes for which I collect personal information from you is in order to provide legal services to you. I hold your information on a secure electronic database and in my office at 40 Walker Street, Christchurch. I have access to your personal information as well as staff employed by me such as my Executive Manager, an employed barrister or law clerk, or other administration staff.  

  • I will discuss with you if I need to collect personal information about you from third parties.

  • You have a right to request access and to request correction of your personal information.

  • I hold in confidence all information concerning you or your affairs that I acquire during the course of acting for you. I will not disclose any of this information to any other person except with your consent; to the extent necessary or desirable to enable me to carry out your instructions; or to the extent required by law or by the Law Society's Rules of Conduct and Client Care for Lawyers.

  • I may provide access to information to third parties where any of my functions or services are being outsourced (for example word processing or IT support). In that situation, the third party will be required to comply with this privacy policy and confidentiality.

Other Information and Use

My website does use analytics to gather information about your visit to my website, but this does not include anything which identifies you.  For example:

  • The name of the domain in which you accessed the internet

  • The date and time you accessed my website

  • The internet address of the website from which you linked directly to my website

  • The pages you accessed while visiting my website


Cookies are small text files that are placed in your browser by the websites you visit. They are widely used to help users navigate websites efficiently, to perform certain functions on the sites, and/or to provide site owners with information about how their sites are used.  I use cookies on my site for those purposes but do not collect any personal information from you in the use of cookies.  

Security of your Information

I take all reasonable steps to ensure security of your information from risks such as loss or unauthorised access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. Your personal information is maintained in a secure environment which can be accessed only by me or someone I have authorised to access the information who is required to comply with confidentiality and privacy. I will let you know as soon as possible after I become aware of any data breach.

No data transmission over the internet or information stored on servers accessible through the internet can be guaranteed to be fully secure. These activities are taken at your own risk.

Links to Other Websites

I am not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any other website that is linked to this website. It is your responsibility to investigate the privacy policies of those other sites.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

This privacy policy may change from time to time particularly as new rules, regulations and industry codes are introduced.