What we do
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FOR BUSINESS CONTACTS WHO CONTACT KESTEVEN PARTNERS LIMITED
Who we are
Kesteven Partners Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 09334608. We may be contacted by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to your usual contact at the firm.
Kesteven Partners Limited is the Controller for the purposes of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
In this policy ‘Kesteven’, ‘we’ and ‘us’ means Kesteven Partners Limited and ‘you’ means you as an individual who is a business contact of Kesteven.
The information which we collect
We will collect the information which you provide when you contact us. You will need to provide at least your name and email address as without these we cannot correspond with you. However, we will have more information if you provide it voluntarily. For example:
What we use the information for
This information is used so that we can correspond with you for business purposes, for example:
Your email address will not be added to any marketing lists without your consent.
Legal Basis for using your personal data
When you contact us to find out more about the services we offer, the legal basis on which we use this personal data is legitimate interest. This is under article 6, 1(f) of the GDPR. This is because we have a legitimate interest in being able to tell people about our services when they are intentionally asking for more information about those services.
When you contact us about services which you supply to us as a sole trader, the legal basis on which we use your personal data is that it is necessary for the performance of the contract which we have with you. This is under article 6, 1(b) of the GDPR.
When you represent an organisation which supplies services to us, the legal basis on which we use your personal data is legitimate interest. This is under article 6, 1(f) of the GDPR. This is because the contract is with your organisation and not with you personally but we need to have your contact details for the legitimate business purpose of corresponding with you in relation to the contract.
When you contact us to tell us that you want to exercise your data protection rights, our legal basis for using your personal data is that it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation which we are subject to. This is under article 6, 1(c) of the GDPR.
Sharing with third parties
We will never sell your personal data. There are limited situations in which we would need to pass your data on to a third party. This will only be done when it is lawful to do so. Your personal data will only be shared after very careful consideration. Circumstances in which it will be shared are as follows:
How long we keep your personal data
We will only keep your personal data for as long as we need it. Enquiry emails will ordinarily be deleted after 2 months from the date of our last further correspondence with you. If you (or the organisation you represent) become a client of Kesteven then we will send you further privacy information at that time.
Your data protection rights
You have the following rights in relation to your personal information:
Right of access
You have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information which we hold about you.
Right of rectification
You have the right to rectification. This means that you can ask us to correct the personal information we hold about you.
Right of erasure
You have the right to erasure also often referred to as the ‘right to be forgotten’. This is the right to have your personal information deleted.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to what we do with your personal information.
Right to portability
This right only applies if we are using your personal data and the legal basis for us doing so is either consent or performance of a contract. In certain circumstances, it means that you can ask us to transfer your personal data to another organisation. This only applies where you have provided the personal data to us and we hold it electronically.
Right to withdraw your consent
We do not use the information of business contacts on the basis of consent so your right to withdraw consent is not relevant. You could use your right to object instead.
To use any of your rights, contact us by sending an email to email@example.com or to your usual contact at Kesteven. We will normally be under an obligation to respond to you within one month, although we are sometimes permitted to extend the deadline.
If at any time you have a complaint about what we do with your personal data then you can complain to us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to your usual contact. You can also complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO’s contact details are as follows:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Employment Tribunal fees
Kesteven Partners Limited supports clients in bringing and defending claims in the employment tribunal and in the civil courts. We deal with cases which proceed all the way to a tribunal hearing as well as cases which settle at various stages of the process.
Our prices are highly competitive compared with other firms who offer a similar service and level of expertise and our lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with employment tribunal claims.
The likely fees for defending or bringing an employment tribunal claim will depend on a number of factors such as:
To assist clients with gauging the potential costs involved and to comply with our regulatory obligations, fees for bringing or defending an employment tribunal claim which proceeds all the way to tribunal are likely to be as follows:
Employment tribunal work is undertaken at a standard rate of £180 per hour plus VAT and some detailed but more administrative work, such preparation of bundles of documents for the hearing is done at a much lower rate.
We will keep you informed of the likely costs at each stage of the litigation process.
In addition to the fees above, we advise that a barrister is instructed to advocate for you at the employment tribunal hearing itself. Barristers’ fees range between £3,000 and £20,000 plus VAT, depending on the length of the hearing and the complexity of the case.
How long will the matter take?
The time it takes to deal with an employment tribunal claim depends on whether and when the case settles prior to the hearing as well as which employment tribunal is dealing with the case. Cases can take up to two years to reach final hearing, although more typically this period is usually anything between six months and a year. Cases which settle at the early conciliation or pre-litigation stage are usually dealt with in a few weeks.
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