We are professionally and legally obliged to keep your affairs confidential. However, solicitors may be required by statute to make a disclosure to the Serious Organised Crime Agency where they know or suspect that a transaction may involve money laundering or terrorist financing. If we make a disclosure in relation to your matter, we may not be able to tell you that a disclosure has been made. We may have to stop working on your matter for a period of time and may not be able to tell you why.
We use the information you provide primarily for the provision of legal services to you and for related purposes including:
- updating and enhancing client records
- analysis to help us manage our practice
- statutory returns
- legal and regulatory compliance
Our use of that information is subject to your instructions, the Data Protection Act 1998 and our duty of confidentiality. Please note that our work for you may require us to give information to third parties such as expert witnesses and other professional advisers. You have a right of access under data protection legislation to the personal data that we hold about you.
We may from time to time send you information which we think might be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive that information please notify our office in writing.
We are also acting for your proposed lender (if any) in this transaction. We have a duty to fully reveal to your lender all relevant facts about the purchase and mortgage. This includes:
Charges and Expenses
The total cost for your case including our fees will be decided after speaking to you at your first meeting. The details of the arrangements you accepted will be confirmed in our first letter to you. We will ask for a payment on account at the start of your case and subsequent requests would depend on the disbursements made from your initial payment. Charging of VAT will be notified to you.