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Terms and conditions
By using this website you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of use as set out below.
This website is provided by WTB Solicitors LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under registration number OC377563. Registered office address: 1st Floor 601 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester M13 0RX. The members of WTB Solicitors LLP are referred to as partners, as are other non-members of the LLP with equivalent standing and qualifications.
WTB Solicitors LLP is regulated by the by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Identification No. 571775
VAT Registration number 140 9134 37
Professional Indemnity Insurance Details
We maintain compulsory professional indemnity insurance of a minimum of £3million each and every claim with Endurance Worldwide Insurance Limited who may be contacted via The Professional Indemnity Company on telephone number 0333 733 5192. Our policy number is PI18END1512 and the policy is issued in England and Wales
Disclaimer: Website Content
The content of this website is provided for general guidance only, it is not intended to be comprehensive advice that you can rely nor does it replace the advice of your own legal advisor. WTB Solicitors LLP makes no warranty or representation concerning the accuracy or applicability of the content of this website to any legal issue. Please contact WTB Solicitors LLP for up-to-date, accurate legal advice. If you do rely on our website information it is at your own risk.
The content, design and format of this website are protected by copyright owned by WTB Solicitors LLP. You are not permitted to copy or use any of the content of this website without our express written agreement. You may download the content of this website to be shown on a computer screen, or print pages of the site to be used for non-commercial purposes.
You must not:
Use the material contained or displayed on this website without prior written consent
Use the site to create any links to other sites without our express written authorisation, or
Do anything to interfere or change the content, design or layout of the website.
WTB Solicitors LLP accepts no liability for any loss or damage caused by your breach of any of these terms or conditions, or for any loss or damage which is not due to our negligence or breach. This does not limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for our liability as to fraud.
Our complaints policy
We are committed to providing a high-quality legal service to all our clients. If you are unhappy with our service please tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards.
Who to contact about a complaint
If you have concern over of the quality of our service, please contact Christopher Bryan, our Client Care Partner. You can write to him at WTB Solicitors LLP, 1st Floor, 601 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester, M13 0RX or email firstname.lastname@example.org telephone 0161 224 3311
If your complaint is about the service provided by Christopher Bryan please address your complaint to Ben Taylor at the above address or email@example.com telephone 0161 224 3311.
What will happen next?
- We will send you a letter acknowledging your complaint and asking you to confirm or explain the details of your concerns about our service. We will also let you know the name of the person who will be dealing with your complaint. .
- We will record your complaint in our central register and open a file for your complaint.
- We will then promptly investigate your complaint. This may involve one or more of the following steps:
- we may ask the member of staff who acted for you or that persons supervisor) to reply to your complaint;
- We may invite you to the office meet the supervisor to discuss and try to resolve your complaint.
- We may need to ask you for more information
We would expect to deal with the investigation as quickly as possible taking into account the complexity of your case. You should expect to hear from us after five to ten working days from the date we first acknowledge your complaint or five to ten days after you supply any additional information we might request. If it will take longer than this we will let you know. In very complex cases it may take up to 8 weeks to deal with this process.
- If you do not want a meeting or it is not possible or appropriate, we will send you a detailed written reply to your complaint which will contain an explanation of how we propose to resolve your complaint.
What will happen if you are not satisfied with our response?
- At this stage, if you are still not satisfied you can write to us again. We will then arrange to review our decision. This will happen in one of the following ways:
- the department head will review the decision
- we will arrange for someone in the firm who has not been involved in your complaint to review it
- Chris Bryan (or Ben Taylor if the complaint about poor service is about service supplied by Chris Bryan) our client care partner, will review your complaint
- We will let you know the result of the review within approximately five working days of its conclusion and in any event within eight weeks and at this time we will write to you confirming our decision on your complaint and explaining our reasons.
What will happen if you are not satisfied with our review?
- If you are still not satisfied, you can then contact the Legal Ombudsman at P.O. Box 6806 Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ, or telephone number 0300 555 0333 about your complaint. Any complaint to the Legal Ombudsman must usually be made within six months of the date of our final decision on your complaint or three years of you becoming aware of the problem which has led to your complaint.
- Please be assured that we will take your complaint and concerns seriously. Our aim is to resolve the issue promptly and sympathetically.
If we are unable to resolve your company satisfactorily as described above you may feel that the Solicitors Regulation Authority would be the best place to continue with your complaint rather than the Legal Ombudsman. The SRA provides information on the types of issues the SRA are able to deal with at https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/. Guidance on bringing your complaint to the attention of the SRA and the online form is provided at https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/report-solicitor/.
Privacy & Data Protection
WTB Solicitors LLP is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office Registration Number Z3447380. We may collect personal information from you, our prospective clients and their beneficial owners or directors in the course of our business (including through your use of our website or when you contact or request information from us) when you engage our legal services or as a result of your relationship with our clients. Your information will be used as described below by our employees and others for the purposes below.
- The information that we process includes:
1.1 Information, such as your name, address, email address, and telephone numbers, the organisation you work for, and your relationship to a person.
1.2 Information to comply with good practice under the Equality Act 2010.
1.3 Information you provide to us as a result of your business relationship with us or in connection with your legal case.
1.5 information provided when you attend seminars or training we host, to promote our services. To develop our business relationship with you we may send you marketing information arising out of the above we analyse the information.
1.6 information to fulfil our legal, regulatory (as an example, to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations to identify and verify the identity of our clients, their source of funds and beneficial ownership) and risk management obligations.
1.7 information to comply with legal and regulatory obligations or for other legitimate business purposes.
1.8 In order to analyse the use of our website, we automatically log your IP address and information about your visit, such as the time, pages viewed. This information is collected anonymously; it does not identify you personally. Please see our Cookie Notice
- Sharing and retaining your personal information
Your personal information will be retained for as necessary to provide relevant legal services and for a period appropriate to the category of data it relates to. If you want to know more please write to The Managing Partner, WTB Solicitors LLP 1st Floor, 601 Stockport Road, Longsight Manchester M13 0RX
We may also share your personal information with other third parties who we trust. For example, where in the interests of good file management we may outsource work to do typing or photocopying on our files to ensure that this is done promptly. We will always seek a confidentiality agreement in our contract with outsourced providers. If you do not want your file to be outsourced, please let us know as soon as possible.
Where appropriate, for example, audit or quality checks people we may share information with include:
Litigation opponents, barristers, experts, interpreters, process servers and other service providers who assist us in our work.
If you have legal aid then we may be required to share some or all of your information with the Legal Aid Agency.
legal and regulatory bodies including the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, the Legal Ombudsman, Government Agencies, the Court Service and others.
Technology and software suppliers
When we share your information we will always take care to ensure that your information remains confidential and safe.
- Your rights.
You have the right to request access to the information we hold about you. You also have the right to correct any incorrect data held about you or to request we erase your personal information. You may request that we restrict or object to the processing of your personal information.
Christopher Bryan is the partner with responsibility for data protection who you should contact if you wish to exercise your rights. We will no longer process your information following a request unless we are permitted to do so by law. We may charge a fee where the law allows us to do so.
You have a right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office https://ico.org.uk/
- Security of your information
Your personal information will be held securely and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Your personal information is not transferred abroad. Please note that information may be stored on a cloud based system whose servers may be in the European Union.
We hold your personal information in electronic and physical files. Our staff employment contracts include confidentiality obligations and they must use login & passwords to authorise access to electronic files.
Please note communication by the internet or email is not completely secure. Email in particular is vulnerable to hacking though we have taken proportionate steps to manage the risk we cannot guarantee the security of information using online services. Please see our warnings concerning frauds and scams
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties these are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
Links to third party websites on the site are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you acknowledge that you are leaving our site. Should we have a link in our website pointing to another one and the third party wishes to remove it please email firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that unless you have a legal right to demand a removal it will be at our discretion.
Links to WTB Solicitors’ website should not be misleading and always should use the appropriate link text.
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Cookies in our website
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These types of cookies allow you to navigate around the website and are used to remember your details, for example, when filling in a form, these are not used for marketing or advertising purposes.
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