Sydney Mitchell LLP is a firm of solicitors authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We are registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner number Z5661486.

By using our websites, products or services and submitting any personal information (where applicable), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice. If you disagree with any part of this Notice, please do not provide personal information and do not use our websites.

We use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice, our Data Protection and Fair Processing Policy (a copy of which is available on request) and primarily for the provision of legal and Estate Agency services and for related purposes, including updating and enhancing our records, analysis to help us manage our practice, statutory returns, legal and regulatory compliance obligations and keeping you informed about changes in the law and our own products and services which may be of interest to you. Any marketing email we send to you will always give you the option to unsubscribe.

We use personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and where you are a client or become a client of the firm, our terms of business and our professional duty of confidentiality. We store and use your personal information generally for client or prospective client relationship purposes and you will have consented to our doing so, by signing our client care letter, or otherwise instructing or contacting the firm.

We will never sell to, or share your data with a third party for marketing purposes, however any work you ask us to do may require us to share information with third parties with whom we contract, such as search providers, expert witnesses and other professional advisers. Your personal information will not be shared with anyone; unless we are satisfied they will maintain your confidentiality.

You have the right to ask us for access to, to restrict the use of, or to erase your personal data under the GDPR and our Data Protection and Fair Processing Policy. Should you wish to do so or should you have any queries about your personal information, you should speak to your legal advisor (if you are a client of the firm) or otherwise send an email, marked for the attention of our Head of Compliance to



At Sydney Mitchell LLP we believe that you should be fully informed about any data we collect, store or use when you visit our website. We have produced this notice to advise you about the cookies used on our website and to allow you to make an informed decision about whether or not to agree to accept them.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data which is sent from a website's server to your device in a text file. This piece of text is stored on your device's hard drive through your internet browser.

Depending on the type of cookie, the cookie may contain anonymous information about your visit to the website or personally identifiable information. If you visit the website again, the information from the cookie may be used to remember how you previously used the website.

Cookies are widely used on the internet with the majority of websites using them either to improve the usability of the website or for marketing purposes. They can help to make using the internet easier or quicker by allowing websites to remember relevant or useful information about how you use the website or your preferences.

How do cookies work?

When you first visit a website which uses cookies and in some cases on subsequent visits, details of your browsing session are recorded through the cookies on your device's hard drive.

If you visit the website again your device will check the cookies stored on your hard drive to see if it contains information for example settings previously chosen by you which may be relevant to your use of the website.

Cookies passed to your device's hard drive through your internet browser may come from a number of sources including the website itself, advertising banners and graphics on the website.

What different types of cookies are there?

Cookies used on websites fall generally within 4 categories which are explained in the table below.

ICC Cookie Category ICC Cookie Description
Strictly Necessary Cookies These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around a website or use its features, for example accessing secure areas of the website.

This is the only type of cookie which may be set without your consent.

Performance Cookies Performance or analytical cookies collect information about how you use a website, for instance which pages you visit most often, and if the page produces error messages.

These cookies don't collect information which can identify a visitor. Information collected by these cookies is anonymous and used to improve how a website works.

Functionality Cookies These cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made when visiting the website, for example, your user name, language or location or to provide you with an enhanced or more personalised visitor experience.

For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts or other parts of web pages which can be customised. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting or Advertising Cookies These cookies are used to deliver adverts considered to be more relevant to you or your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement or to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.

They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.


How can I control the placing of cookies on my device?

Only cookies which are strictly necessary can be placed on your device without your agreement. Other than cookies which are strictly necessary, we will only set cookies which you have agreed to accept.

Internet browsers can also be used to control the setting of cookies. Popular internet browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, typically provide an 'internet options' feature within the browser which allows users to control or reject cookies. The cookies used on our website can also be controlled through browser settings.

Which cookies does use and why?

We use cookies to monitor how people use our website. This helps us to understand how our clients and potential clients and other visitors to our website  interact and engage with the content of our site helping  us to develop and improve its design and layout and to provide more relevant content.

We use cookies to enable the full functionality of the website and to improve visitors’ experience of the site. The cookies serve a number of purposes including:

  • remembering information such as registration details, search queries or website login details; and
  • allowing our marketing team to gather details of website visitor behaviour to improve the website and to see which webpages are of most interest to visitors.

The following sets out more details of the cookies currently in use on our website.

Strictly Necessary Cookies in use

Cookie Cookie Description
Sydney Mitchell LLP We use various session cookies to check whether you are logged into an account. The cookies allow us to record that you have asked the website to remember your login details.

If these cookies are disabled or blocked in your browser you will be unable to log in to the Sydney Mitchell LLP website.


Strictly Necessary Cookies in use

Cookie Cookie Description
Sydney Mitchell LLP We use various session cookies to check whether you are logged into an account. The cookies allow us to record that you have asked the website to remember your login details.

If these cookies are disabled or blocked in your browser you will be unable to log in to the Sydney Mitchell LLP website.


Performance Cookies in use

Cookie Cookie Description
Google Analytics Google Analytics is a Google product which gathers statistical data about the visitors to a website for analytical or reporting purposes.

Google Analytics cookies do not contain personally identifiable information such as name, age, or telephone number but rather anonymous information such as how long a visitor has spent on a website, which pages they have viewed and from where in the world they have visited the website.

More information about Google Analytics is available from Google.


Functionality Cookies in use

Cookie Cookie Description
Sydney Mitchell LLP We use session cookies to store information about a logged in user such as their user name. Session cookies are cookies which expire and are deleted at the end of a browser session, that is, from when you open the browser to when you close it.

This allows us to record that you have asked the website to remember your details so that they don't need to be entered every time you wish to add comments to blogs or news articles.
Twitter Twitter tracks and stores data gathered via widgets, i.e. tweet buttons, follow buttons, embedded tweets and so on to improve Twitter’s understanding of how users interact with their service.

Twitter also sets a session cookie so that users do not need to enter their login details each time they click a Tweet button.

More information about Twitter is provided in the Twitter privacy policy.
LinkedIn LinkedIn sets a cookie placed by the LinkedIn share button.

This cookie is used to track which pages a user visits and if clicked, passes that information to LinkedIn to include on their profile.

LinkedIn also stores login information so that users do not need to enter their login details each time they click a share button.

More information about Twitter is provided in the LinkedIn privacy policy.


Targeting Cookies & Advertising Cookies in use

Cookie Cookie Description
Google Remarketing When you visit some pages on our website, Google creates a cookie which stores information about your visit.

This information is used to serve targeted Sydney Mitchell LLP adverts to you as you browse the internet or other websites through Google's DoubleClick services.

Further information is available from:
  • Google ads on the web
  • Google advertising privacy
  • Google privacy policy


Some of the services which our website provides depend on the presence of a cookie and, if you choose to reject our cookie, certain online features may not be available to you.

Generally, the principal purpose of cookies used on our website is to gather analytical information to improve our knowledge and understanding of user preferences.

Where can I learn more about cookies?

If you are concerned or have any questions about the use of cookies on our website, please do not hesitate to contact our marketing department on 0121 746 3360 and we will be pleased to try to assist.

Alternatively, for more information about cookies, there is also a wealth of information available from independent sources including from the ICO who is the regulator in this field:

Concerned about privacy? Contact us..

If you have any questions or complaints about privacy of information please write to the Practice Manager, Sydney Mitchell Solicitors, Chattock House, 346 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 3DN.

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