Our mission is to provide a professional, cost-effective service with creativity in problem-solving and sensitivity in dealing with clients’ needs, along with a prompt response to all communications and correspondence.
Charltons Solicitors provides legal services in all aspects of family law, collaborative family practice, mediation, litigation, landlord and tenant, property and probate.
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Privacy Notice (terms of engagement)
1. Who we are:
We are Charltons Solicitors of 70 George’s Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. You can contact us at this address by post or by email at email@example.com
Our Data Protection Officer is Gearóidín Charlton who may be contacted at the above address and email address.
2. Why we process your data, the lawful basis for processing your data and who we share it with:
A. For our clients, we process data:
• in order to provide you with legal advice
• to assist you with legal claims or legal proceedings
• to assist you with your legal rights
The legal basis for the processing of this data is processing necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party.
Where we process special categories of data relating to you, e.g. health data that we may process in connection with a legal claim where we are acting on your behalf, our legal basis for processing will be that the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
There may also be limited circumstances where our legal basis for processing is your consent (where we have sought it and you have provided it to us), in which case you can withdraw your consent at any time.
We share this data with our practice management system provider. We may also send you emails through our email service provider. They may only process this data for the purpose of providing us with their services, and no other purpose.
We may also share certain parts of this data with [your barrister, doctor or expert witness and with the counterpart solicitor].
We will retain this data in accordance with our Data Retention Policy. You can request this at firstname.lastname@example.org
B. For our potential, current and past clients, we process data:
• in order to market the services of our firm
• to provide you with legal updates and newsletters to which you have subscribed
The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest in the administration and operation of our legal services as well as our legitimate interest in marketing and promoting our firm’s legal services.
3. Your rights relating to personal data:
You have the following rights under the GDPR, in certain circumstances and subject to certain exemptions, in relation to your personal data:
• right to access the data – you have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data.
• right to rectification- you have the right to request that any inaccurate data that is held about you is corrected, or if we have incomplete information you may request that we update the information such that it is complete.
• right to erasure – you have the right to request us to delete personal data that we hold about you. This is sometimes referred to as the right to be forgotten.
• right to restriction of processing or to object to processing – you have the right to request that we no longer process your personal data for particular purposes, or to object to our processing of your personal data for particular purposes.
•. Right to data portability – you have the right to request us to provide you, or a third party, with a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used machine readable format.
In order to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at the contact details at the start of this privacy notice.
If we are processing personal data based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of processing which took place prior to its withdrawal.
If you are unhappy with how we process personal data, we ask you to contact us so that we can rectify the situation.
You may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The Irish supervisory authority is the Data Protection Commission.
4. Requirement to process personal data:
If you do not provide us with your information for the purposes described above, we cannot provide you with legal advice or represent you in legal proceedings.
5. Automated decision-making and profiling:
We do not use any personal data for the purpose of automated decision-making or profiling.
SOME OF OUR CLIENTS’ COMMENTS:
“Gearóidín, Catherine, Trish, Mary, I can think of no words that would express how grateful I am for all that you have done for me. You are four wonderful women whose emphatic skill allowed me to retain my dignity at what was a most undignified time in my life. Just ‘thank you’ is not enough.” CB, Dún Laoghaire. November 2017
“Gearoidin Charlton of Charltons Solicitors recently helped me and my family to negotiate an extremely sensitive divorce case. I felt she went far beyond what was normal service for a Solicitor in many ways. In addition to her brilliant professionalism and acute attention to detail, her humane and caring approach guided what seemed a solution-less matter to a fair result for all sides. I would not hesitate to recommend her services on all levels”. DC, Dublin 8. June 2017.
“Christina, many thanks for all the Trojan work you did on the house transfer. You made it so smooth and easy for me. Your professionalism is impressive. If only all Solicitors were like you.” JF, Stillorgan, Dublin. September 2017
“Gearoidin Charlton of Charltons Solicitors recently helped me and my family to negotiate an extremely sensitive divorce case. I felt she went far beyond what was normal service for a Solicitor in many ways. In addition to her brilliant professionalism and acute attention to detail, her humane and caring approach guided what seemed a solution-less matter to a fair result for all sides. I would not hesitate to recommend her services on all levels.” DC, Dublin 8. June 2017
“It was a most fortunate accident that I was represented by Gearóidín Charlton in my recent divorce. I picked her name from a short list of solicitors recommended to me, because of the convenience of the company’s location to me.
Instead of the relatively straightforward process that I expected, I was faced with a more distressing and lonely time than I could ever have imagined. Gearóidín’s legal competence, clear thinking and comprehensive advice helped me to negotiate the practical issues despite my distress. Her empathy and compassion held me together emotionally, and as a result the journey was a little less lonely. Now, with settlement and divorce finalised, I am able to look forward to my life ahead.
I am delighted to acknowledge Gearóidín, as well as Christina, who dealt most efficiently with the conveyancing of my recent house purchase, and Mary, who backed it all up with quiet, practical support. It turns out that it’s about much more than location!” NK Dun Laoghaire June 2016
“ I would highly recommend Charltons Solicitors. They recently looked after a legal separation for me. It was my first legal action and to be honest I was terrified. Gearóidín and Christina put my fears and concerns at bay from the start. I felt comfortable and safe that I was being looked after with their constant communication and any worries and fears were dealt with promptly. I cannot thank them enough for the support and advice given throughout. I never felt alone during the process and I am delighted to recommend them. Thank you for everything. I hope this will show a fraction of how well I was looked after. I will never be able to show how much I appreciate everything Gearóidín has done for me”. SB Westmeath March 2016