McCash & Hunter LLP clients privacy notice

This information is being provided in order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.

What we need

McCash & Hunter will be a "controller" of the personal information that you provide to us when you instruct us to act on your behalf unless otherwise stated in this privacy notice.   

When you become a client of McCash & Hunter, we will collect, store and use the personal information that you provide to us in your instructions and during the course of our solicitor/ client relationship.  We may ask you for additional personal information during the course of our client/ solicitor relationship, which shall be collected, stored and used in accordance with this privacy notice.

Why we need your personal information – contractual purposes

We need to collect our clients' personal information so that we can act for you. We will use your  personal information to:

  • provide you with legal advice, including communicating with you by email, letter and/or telephone, etc;
  • represent you as your solicitors in connection with your instructions;
  • respond to and communicate with clients regarding your questions, comments, support needs or complaints, concerns or allegations in relation to your instructions, for example, we will use your personal information to investigate your complaint, take disciplinary action, etc.; and
  • any other contractual requirements.

If you do not provide us with all of the personal information that we need to collect then this may affect our ability to provide you with legal advice and/ or represent you as your solicitors.

Why we need your personal information – legitimate purposes

We also process your personal information in pursuit of our legitimate interests to:

  • promote our services by sending clients communications with information for upcoming events and legal updates;
  • invite our clients as guests to any events we may host; and
  • any other legitimate interest we may have from time to time.

Where we process your personal information in pursuit of our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to us using your personal information for the above purposes.  If you wish to object to any of the above processing, please contact us on  If we comply with your objection, this may affect our ability to undertake the tasks above for the benefit of you as a client.

Why we need your personal information – legal obligations

We are under a legal obligation to process certain personal information relating to you for the purposes of complying with our obligations under:

  • the Law Society of Scotland requirements for solicitors ;
  • Anti Money Laundering requirements; and
  • any other applicable legal requirements.

Other uses of your personal information

We may ask you if we can process your personal information for additional purposes.  Where we do so, we will provide you with an additional privacy notice with information on how we will use your information for these additional purposes.

Who we share your personal information with

We may be required to share personal information with statutory or regulatory authorities and organisations to comply with statutory obligations.  Such organisations include [for example – the Law Society of Scotland, HMRC, etc.] for the purposes of your legal obligations. 

We may also share personal data with our professional advisors for the purposes of taking advice.

McCash & Hunter employs third party suppliers to provide services, including IT, scanning & storage etc.  These suppliers may process personal data on our behalf as "processors" and are subject to written contractual conditions to only process that personal data under our instructions and protect it.

In the event that we do share personal data with external third parties, we will only share such personal data strictly required for the specific purposes and take reasonable steps to ensure that recipients shall only process the disclosed personal data in accordance with those purposes.

How we protect your personal information

Your personal information is stored on our physical and electronic filing system and our servers are based in the UK, and are accessed by our staff for the purposes set out above.

How long we keep your personal information

We keep our clients' personal data for a period of time determined by the nature of the file.  We will review and possibly delete your personal information following a period of at least 10 years after you have ceased to be our client.

We have a data retention policy that sets out the periods for retaining and reviewing all information that we hold.  This sets out different retention periods and you can request a copy by contacting us at 25 South Methven Street, Perth PH1 5PE

Your rights

You can exercise any of the following rights by writing to us at 25 South Methven Street, Perth PH1 5PE.

Your rights in relation to your personal information are:

  • you have a right to request access to the personal information that we hold about you by making a "subject access request";
  • if you believe that any of your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete, you have a right to request that we correct or complete your personal information;
  • you have a right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information for specific purposes; and
  • if you wish us to delete your personal information, you may request that we do so.

Any requests received by McCash & Hunter will be considered under applicable data protection legislation.  If you remain dissatisfied, you have a right to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office at