Privacy Policy

What information do we collect when you use our services?

When you access Prospect Law services we will collect information about you for identification purposes, such as your name, address and your date of birth. This is so we can successfully identify you and contact you if needed. We will also need to collect information related to you legal issues. On many occasions this will include collecting and further processing Special Category data that could include details about your health, your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs. In addition we may need to collect and further process personal data that could be deemed sensitive such as criminal or civil convictions or offences you are accused of, and personal data related to your finances, your martial relationship and your employment.

Why do we collect your personal information?

Your personal data is collected and processed for the purpose of providing legal services to you.

Who will we share your personal data with?

We will always secure your co-operation to recording, storing and accessing your personal details and it will not be passed on to any third parties unless you have previously agreed to, expressly told us to do so, we need to in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you or we are required to do so by law or a court order.

What is the lawful basis for us processing your personal information?

Our lawful basis for us processing your personal data for those who are in receipt of legal aid will be on the basis of you giving us your consent. For other clients our lawful basis to process your personal data will be based on our obligations to you under contract. Very occasionally, and if we judge you are unable to give consent, our lawful basis for processing will be so as to protect your vital interests.

How long will we retain your personal information?

We will hold on to your personal data for no longer than necessary. This defining of this necessity will be informed by issues such as our legal and regulatory obligations to bodies such as Revenue and the Law Society, the status of each of your legal issues that we handle for you and the statute of limitations around civil and criminal law. Ordinarily we will hold on to your file for 10 years following your last contact with us.

What are you data protection rights?

Under new data protection legislation1 you have enhanced rights. You have the right to request from us;

  • Access to and the correction or deletion of your data.
  • The restriction of the processing of your personal data
  • You can object in general to the processing.
  • You also have the right to have your data transferred to another organisation or person in a format that they will be able to easily access and understand.

Prospect Law’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted via email on if you would like to discuss, query or give instruction on, our processing of your personal data.

What do I do if I want to appeal or object to One Family processing of my personal data?

If you are not happy the way we manage your personal data you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commission. They can be reached on LoCall 1890 25 22 31.

1Irish Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and EU GDPR (2016/679)