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Contractual Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

This page contains the Privacy Policy, link to the Contractual Terms of Work offered to for working with solicitors as well as Website Terms of Use. Instructions are accepted from solicitors on The Bar Council’s The-Standard-Contractual-Terms-2012 Separate terms for Direct Access matters.

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Privacy Policy:

Barrister Tahir Ashraf trading as / through 5 CHANCERY LANE COMMERCIAL BARRISTERS / 5 CHANCERY LANE (“Tahir Ashraf“) operates tahirashraf.co.uk and 5chancerylane.com and may operate other websites. It is Tahir Ashraf’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Tahir Ashraf collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Tahir Ashraf’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Tahir Ashraf’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Tahir Ashraf may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Tahir Ashraf also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on tahirashraf.co.uk blogs/sites. Tahir Ashraf only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Tahir Ashraf’s websites choose to interact with Tahir Ashraf in ways that require Tahir Ashraf to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Tahir Ashraf gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at tahirashraf.co.uk to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Tahir Ashraf are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Tahir Ashraf collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Tahir Ashraf. Tahir Ashraf does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Tahir Ashraf may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Tahir Ashraf may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Tahir Ashraf does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Tahir Ashraf discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Tahir Ashraf’s behalf or to provide services available at Tahir Ashraf’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Tahir Ashraf’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Tahir Ashraf will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Tahir Ashraf discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Tahir Ashraf believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Tahir Ashraf, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Tahir Ashraf website and have supplied your email address, Tahir Ashraf may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Tahir Ashraf and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Tahir Ashraf takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Tahir Ashraf uses cookies to help Tahir Ashraf identify and track visitors, their usage of Tahir Ashraf website, and their website access preferences. Tahir Ashraf visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Tahir Ashraf’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Tahir Ashraf’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Tahir Ashraf, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Tahir Ashraf goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Tahir Ashraf may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Tahir Ashraf and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.

Changes to the Terms

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Tahir Ashraf may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Tahir Ashraf’s sole discretion, or indeed as and when required by developments in law. Tahir Ashraf encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a tahirashraf.co.uk account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Privacy Notice

This privacy notice relates to the personal data processed by Tahir Ashraf in relation to casework and prospective client queries.

Who is the Data Controller?

The Data Controller is Tahir Ashraf, Barrister Called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, practising from 5 Chancery Lane, London. Where Tahir Ashraf as a Head of Chambers is joined by other barristers, mediators or other such professionals, each of them respectively is a data controller. For the avoidance of doubt, unless expressly stated otherwise, Tahir Ashraf does not in any way undertake or hold out as being a data controller for any other individuals or barristers.

What Does Tahir Ashraf do?

Tahir Ashraf discharges the duties and functions of a barrister in England & Wales. As part of this work, we conduct casework and respond to queries and enquiries, for which we must process personal data of our prospective & existing clients. We also maintain a list for the purpose of contacting those who have been in contact with us and from time to time, sending an electronic newsletter.

How do we process data?

Tahir Ashraf processes data under the lawful basis of necessity of identification of client and avoiding conflicts of interests (as defined by the Bar’s regulatory codes of conduct), consideration of whether to afford the provision of legal advisory and advocacy services. In instances where this lawful basis is not sufficient and explicit consent is required, a member of my office will contact you to establish your consent.

We are committed to ensure that the information we collection and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.

Will we share your data with anyone else?

If you have contacted Tahir about a personal legal issue or a legal commercial issue, we may pass your personal data on to a third-party in the course of dealing with you, such as local authorities, government agencies, public bodies, health trusts, regulators or other, relevant, parties. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only for the basis upon which they were originally intended.

In any case, we will not use your personal data in a way that goes beyond your reasonable expectations in contacting us.

For how long will you keep my personal data?

Unless specifically requested by you, our office will hold your personal data for as long as is required by law. Where you make a successful application for employment of work experience, we will only keep your data as required by law. Where you make an unsuccessful application we will keep your data for a maximum of one year from the date of your application.

What rights do I have to my personal data?

At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

  • Right to be informed –You have the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data, the details of which are outlined in this privacy notice.
  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
  • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply you have a right to restrict the processing of your data.
  • Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
  • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing, such as direct marketing.
  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.
  • Right to judicial remedy – If our office refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason why. You have the right to complain to a supervisory body and, if necessary, a judicial authority.

For further information regarding your rights regarding your personal data, please see the guidance provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/)

How can I contact somebody about my privacy?

You can get in touch with our office by letter, email or telephone using the details at the foot of this page.

Please note that we may ask for verification should you choose to exercise any of the above rights in relation to personal data we hold.

Tahir Ashraf
5 Chancery Lane
0207 406 1455 / ta@5cl.co.uk


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