Privacy Policy

Donald Pugh Solicitor is the name under which Donald Pugh practices as a solicitor (Registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 34315). This policy describes how I use and protect your personal and other information. It also explains how and why I collect, store, use and share this data.

I will ensure that your privacy is protected. If I ask you to provide information by which you can be identified, then it will only be used in conformity with this policy.

I may change this policy from time to time; please check the notice on my website ( at your convenience.

What I collect

I collect only minimal information. I may hold the following information in the firm’s records:

  • Your name
  • Your address and telephone numbers
  • Electronic contact details
  • Other information that is necessary for the conduct of our professional services.

How and why we use your personal data

I act as the firm’s data controller and am responsible for ensuring compliance with data protection legislation. I collect almost all of this information from you directly. However, I may also collect information from publicly accessible sources. We will only use your information in ways that you would reasonably expect, including for the following reasons:

  • to understand your requirements and provide you with our professional services
  • internal record keeping
  • for the performance of an agreement with you or to take steps at your request (either directly or indirectly through a third party) to prepare for a contractual agreement
  • accountancy and other legal obligations
  • for conflict of interest checks and other legitimate interests.

Who I share your personal data with

I routinely share personal data with:

  • other people or firms that you appoint in connection with our professional duties to you
  • other third parties where necessary to carry out your instructions
  • my insurers
  • my bank


I take reasonable steps to ensure that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have physical, electronic and managerial procedures and processes that are designed to safeguard and secure the information I collect.

Controlling your personal information

Please write to me if you wish me to do any of the following, which I shall do promptly:

  • restrict the collection or use of your personal information at any time;
  • delete your personal information;
  • send you a copy of your personal information that I hold;
  • correct any information of yours that contains errors.

I will not sell, lease or give your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. I will not use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties unless you ask for it.