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CONTACT THE CIRCUIT

The Midland Circuit is the Data Controller (ICO registration number ZA……..) for its members, potential members and other individuals that engage with the Midland Circuit or make use of this website.

The Midland Circuit is an unincorporated association made up of members, who each have a professional connection with the activities of the courts in the Midlands. Responsibility for the running of the Circuit lies with its elected leader and its officers. The day to day communication is dealt with by the Secretary to the Circuit, whose contact details appear below.

Circuit’s members are predominantly practising barristers, and Circuit’s primary purpose is to represent the interests of those barristers practising in the courts in the Midlands. Circuit’s membership also includes former barristers or current or former members of the judiciary.


The Circuit’s primary activities on behalf of its membership are set out below.

The purpose of any processing of personal data is to ensure those primary activities are achieved:

  • Arranging professional skills training for barristers and pupils
  • Arranging other events to provide updates on legal developments for its members;
  • Maintaining and administrating a fund to assist mini-pupils ;
  • Operating and supporting the Midland Circuit Womens’ Forum
  • Commissioning and reporting on research studies and facilitating historical and statistical research
  • Arranging social activities and networking events for its members
  • Administration of Circuit business including the above

For more information on the purposes of processing please Click Here

The Circuit does not trade personal data for commercial purposes and will only disclose such data if required by law or with your consent.

The Circuit only uses EEA-based providers to process personal data.

The Circuit may be contacted by email to the Circuit Secretary at [email protected], or by post to

Secretary to the Leader of the Midland Circuit,The Midland Circuit33 Naseby Way,Great Glen, Leicester LE8 9GSTel: 0116 268 5135

From whom do we collect personal data, and what data do we collect

The list below sets out from those from whom we collect personal data. Please click on the appropriate category to identify the Personal Data collected by Circuit

Please note that if an individual does not provide sufficient personal data then the Circuit will be unable to provide services to its full potential

Purposes of processing personal data

The purposes of processing differs dependant on your relationship with the Circuit. Please click on the relevant section to learn more


Who do we share personal data with?

We share personal data with:

  • Circuits officers in order to administer and manage Circuit business
  • Other Circuit members in order that they can organise Circuit events, including training, the Women’s Forum, funding for Mini-


Pupils and social events

We share personal data with:

  • Providers of IT and Direct Debit Services for Circuit
  • Email processing providers, storage facilities and back up services of electronic files
  • Providers of bureau service for the submission and collection of direct debit information and payments to the BACS system
  • Storage of the Circuits hard copy records
  • Other recipients
  • Providers of events, venue and restaurant facilities
  • Speakers at any event or training session
  • Professional advisors such as lawyers and accountants
  • Individuals or bodies engaged in research
  • Representative bodies and interest groups in the legal profession


Security

The Circuit has put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data, whether it be in hard copy or electronic format, from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition we limit access to personal data to only those individuals who to need to have access to it. Those individuals will only process that data in accordance with our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality


Accuracy

The Circuit regularly invites members to inform it of any changes to the personal information held by Circuit, by means of bulletins circulated to members. Where the Circuit is informed of any inaccuracy it will update its data base within a calendar month.


Automated processing of personal data

The Midland Circuit does not use automated processing save for analytical cookies present on our website. Please click here


Duration of the Circuit’s processing of personal data
  • For Members and Former Members
  • Email communication with members 7 years
  • Records of events and training for all attendees 7 years
  • Full records of personal data For the length of membership plus 7 years
  • Former member and members of the Judiciary Name, Former Chambers, dates of membership and professional achievements will be kept for research purposes indefinitely
  • For Non-Members For 7 years

Your rights

As an individual who has their personal data processed by the Midlands Circuit you have:

To find out more about each right, please click on the right you are interested in and this will take you to the appropriate page on the ICO website

To exercise any of these rights, or if you object to direct marketing or have any other concern regarding the processing or your data, please contact the Circuit Secretary using the details set out at the top of this page. Please click here


Who do we collect personal data from

Members and former members

Circuit collects Personal Data in relation to each member of Circuit when the member completes his or her application to join Circuit.

That Personal Data will include:

  • information about the member’s qualification as a barrister and practising status, including the number of years he or she has been in practice, his or her primary practising details and contact information, and his or her areas of specialism;
  • bank account information, for the purposes of collecting the member’s payments to Circuit in respect of membership subscriptions and attendance at events;
  • the member’s personal contact information and home address.
  • information provided by the member on their online profile published on the Midland Circuit’s website in accordance with the Terms and Conditions
  • Information provided by the member on their online profile published on their Chambers website
  • Personal Data regarding a member’s participation in Circuit’s activities, for example:
  • records of a member’s attendance at Circuit events; and
  • information provided by the member in attendance at a Circuit event
  • Personal Data gathered from public announcements and the legal press.


Pupil Barristers and potential members

  • Personal Data in relation to barristers who are not members of Circuit, but who appear to have a professional connection with the Courts within the Midlands. This will include
  • Information provided by the member on their online profile published on their Chambers website, including their name, contact details, year of call and experience
  • Personal Data gathered from public announcements and the legal press.
  • Personal Data from pupil barristers undertaking their pupillage in chambers geographically in the Midlands who register to attend the pupil training courses Circuit organises (“Circuit Pupils”). The information collected includes the name, Chambers address, email address and telephone number of that pupil barrister.
  • Circuit collects Personal Data in relation to barristers who are not members of Circuit but who apply to attend Circuit training events. The information collected includes name, chambers address and email address.

Those providing professional or other services to the Circuit

Personal data collected is restricted to name, contact details, address and payment requirements. In the case of those providing professional services, details of qualifications and relevant experience will also be collected.

This section applies to:

  • Those who provide professional services for the Circuit
  • Those who provide venues for training, social events or other gatherings of members and non-members, organised by the Circuit
  • Those who contact the Circuit on behalf of other legal organisations or regulatory bodies.
  • Individuals (including members and non-members) who submit messages, or make enquiries of the Circuit. In relation to these individuals, Circuit collects only the information provided by the individual via the form, together with any information provided by the individual in any subsequent correspondence.

Other bodies with which the Circuit communicate such as the Inns of Court and Regulatory bodies
  • Personal data collected to identify the point of contact within the regulatory body is restricted to name, contact details, address
  • Personal data disclosed by the organisation concerned regarding a member.

Purposes of processing personal data

Current Members

  • maintaining contact with members, and providing information to members regarding Circuit’s activities and events;
  • organising training, legal update events, the Circuits woman’s forum and social and networking events;
  • collecting subscriptions and other payments
  • communicating with other representative bodies and interest groups in the legal profession, such as the Bar Council and Inns of Court, for the purposes of assisting in their activities;
  • to maintain relationships between members and former members,
  • commissioning and reporting on research studies and/or surveys
  • facilitating historical and statistical research into the legal profession, and sharing those records with third parties where appropriate for the purposes of research; and
  • maintaining liability insurance, and preserving records of its activities for the purposes of bringing or responding to civil claims.

Circuit’s processing of Personal Data in relation to members includes processing for the purposes of direct marketing to members of the services provided by Circuit, such as training and events.

Former Members

When a member ceases to be a member, the Circuit will continue to process Personal Data in relation to that individual (i.e. a former member) for the following purposes:

  • maintaining contact with former members, and providing information to former members regarding Circuit’s activities and events;
  • communicating with other representative bodies and interest groups in the legal profession, such as the Bar Council and Inns of Court;
  • to maintain relationships between members and former members;
  • facilitating historical and statistical research into the legal profession and sharing those records with third parties where appropriate for the purposes of research; and
  • maintaining suitable liability insurance, and preserving records of its activities for the purposes of bringing or responding to civil claims.

Circuit’s processing of Personal Data in relation to former members includes processing for the purposes of direct marketing to former members of the services provided by Circuit.

Potential Members

The Circuit collects Personal Data in relation to potential members and pupil barristers registered to attend its training events. Circuit processes this Personal Data for the purposes of:

  • informing potential members and Circuit pupils of the activities of Circuit;
  • communicating with potential members and Circuit pupils in order to invite them to become members of Circuit and/or to attend events organised by Circuit; and
  • maintaining the membership levels, activities and resources of Circuit for the benefit of its members.

Circuit’s processing of Personal Data in relation to potential members and Circuit pupils includes processing for the purposes of direct marketing to them of the services provided by Circuit.

Non-members

  • For non-member barristers who apply to attend Circuit training events, processing is for the purpose of administering and organising such training events.
  • For administration purposes in relation to the booking of venues for training or social events
  • For contacting individuals providing professional services, or those who work for regulatory or other legal bodies.
  • For dealing with and answering emails sent to the Circuit Secretary.
  • Representing the activities of barristers on Circuit where required.

Lawful Basis of Processing

The Circuit processes personal data on the basis of its legitimate interests. Those legitimate interests are identified in the section dealing with the purposes of processing personal data above.
In addition there are financial legal obligations to comply with in dealing with receipt of payment from members.