Privacy Policy

This policy explains how we may collect and use information about you through our website.  We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, and then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.  We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.  You should continue to check its contents to ensure that you are content with any changes made.  Should you have any questions about this policy, want to exercise your right to see a copy of the information that we hold about you, or think that information we hold may be incorrect, you may contact our Senior Clerk - Chris Swann by emailing him at or by writing to him at Chambers of Charles Garside QC, 9 St John Street, Manchester, M3 4DN

What we collect and how we use it

9 St John Street Chambers and its staff monitor visits to our website.  We may collect your name and job title, your contact details including your email address or we may collect demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests.  The information we collect is used to improve the website so that you are able to benefit from it.  The information that we collect in this process may identify you as an individual, however, we do not seek to identify individual visitors unless they volunteer their contact details through one of the forms on the site.  In some circumstances, our records will identify organisations visiting our site and we may use that information in managing our relationships with those organisations – for example, in considering how to develop the services that we offer them.  Various forms on our site invite you to submit your contact details and other information about yourself or your organisation, or to send us emails which will, of course, also identify you.  In each case, the purpose for which you are invited to give us information is clear and we also indicate which of the requested information is essential for the relevant purpose and which is optional – fields for essential information are marked with an asterisk.

If we propose to use your details to send you information from 9 St John Street Chambers about barrister bookings, events or legal developments, which we believe may be of interest to you (other than information that you have specifically requested), we give you the opportunity to tell us that you do not wish to receive such information by ticking a box.  
We will not use your information for purposes that are not clear when you provide your details and will not disclose them outside 9 St John Street Chambers except in very limited circumstances, for example, with your agreement or where we are legally obliged to do so.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computers hard drive.  Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.  Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.  The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.  We may use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used.  This helps analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.  We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. 

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.  A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest.  It is important to note that once these links have been used, you have left our site and we have no control over the site to which you have been directed.  We cannot be responsible therefore for the protection and privacy of any information provided to such sites and they are not governed by our privacy policy.