Your privacy is important to us

This privacy statement describes why and how we collect and use personal data and provides information about individuals’ rights.  It applies to personal data provided to us, both by individuals themselves or by others.  We may use personal data provided to us for any of the purposes described in this privacy statement or as otherwise stated at the point of collection.

Visitors to our website
You are not required to provide personal information as a condition of using this website, unless it is necessary to provide you with information/ products/ services at your request. When someone visits www.WalshTaylor.co.uk we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visiting patterns. We do this to identify number of visitors to the site and individual pages, we cannot identify the identity of individuals from this information.

External Links on our Website
Some of our websites may contain links to other websites on the internet, that are not under the control of or maintained by Walsh Taylor. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Walsh Taylor, of those websites, the content displayed or the persons or entities associated with them. By visiting these links to external websites, from the Walsh Taylor website, you acknowledge that these are being provided for your convenience and you agree that Walsh Taylor is not responsible for the content on such websites. These external sites are governed by their own terms and conditions as well as privacy policies and not governed by those of the Walsh Taylor website.

Use of Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. By using such cookies, it is possible to recognize the visitor’s browser in order to optimize the website and simplify its use. Data collected via cookies will not be used to identify the individual website visitor. You can configure your browser to reject them, or to inform you when they are being set.

Newsletters
If you subscribe to receive our newsletter(s) or client alert emails a link to unsubscribe to all our further communications will be provided.

Identity and contact details of the controller and where applicable, the controller’s representative and the data protection officer
Where an insolvency practitioner of Walsh Taylor is not appointed as office holder, the data controller is either the company/individual on whose instructions Walsh Taylor is acting.  The contact details, of Walsh Taylor are Oxford Chambers, Oxford Road, Guiseley LS20 9AT, confidential@www.walshtaylor.co.uk, tel: 01943 877545

Where an insolvency practitioner of Walsh Taylor is appointed as office holder and the data processing is carried out as part of their statutory duties, the office holder(s) is/are the data controllers.    The insolvency practioner can be contacted at: Walsh Taylor, Oxford Chambers, Oxford Road, Guiseley LS20 9AT on confidential@www.walshtaylor.co.uk, tel: 01943 877545

How we use your personal information
The purpose for which personal information is processed may include any or all of the following:

- deliver services and meet legal responsibilities
- verify identity where this is required
- communication by post, email or telephone
- understand needs and how they may be met
- maintain records
- process financial transactions
- prevent and detect crime, fraud or corruption
- may also need to use data to defend or take legal actions related to the above

Lawful basis for the processing
Most processing is carried out to comply with our legal obligations under statute and other regulatory obligations related to the insolvency process.  We also believe our processing is for the legitimate interests of all stakeholders in the insolvency process, as they are entitled to be kept informed and may wish to engage in the insolvency process.  Where Walsh Taylor has engaged with a client to perform a service, we will be required to process data to provide the service in accordance with the contractual terms.

What personal information we hold
The categories are: contact details, financial information and location. In rare cases, we may hold some special category data, e.g. trade union membership or information about individuals’ health, which will be necessary to administer the insolvency process in line with our legal obligations.

Who we share our data with
Personal data held by us may be transferred to:

Other Offices
Details of our other office locations are available here. We may share personal data with other offices where necessary for administrative purposes and to provide professional services to our clients.

Third party organisations that provide applications/functionality, data processing or IT services to us

We use third parties to support us in providing our services and to help provide, run and manage our internal IT systems.  For example, providers of information technology, cloud based software as a service providers, identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data back-up, security and storage services.  The servers powering and facilitating that cloud infrastructure are located in secure data centres around the world, and personal data may be stored in any one of them.

Third party organisations that otherwise assist us in providing goods, services or information

Auditors and other professional advisers

Law enforcement or other government and regulatory agencies or to other third parties as required by, and in accordance with, applicable law or regulation

Occasionally, we may receive requests from third parties with authority to obtain disclosure of personal data, such as to check that we are complying with applicable law and regulation, to investigate an alleged crime, to establish, exercise or defend legal rights.  We will only fulfil requests for personal data where we are permitted to do so in accordance with applicable law or regulation.

How long we retain your personal information
We retain personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose listed above and for any other permissible related purpose.  For example, we retain most records until the time limit for claims arising from the activities has expired or otherwise to comply with statutory or regulatory requirements regarding the retention of such records.

Your rights
The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

Right to inform
This privacy notice meets our requirement to inform you of our processing of your data.

Access to personal data
You have a right of access to personal data held by us as a data controller.  This right may be exercised by contacting us confidential@walshtaylor.co.uk.  We will aim to respond to any requests for information promptly, and in any event within one month.

Amendment of personal data
To update personal data submitted to us, you may email us at confidential@walshtaylor.co.uk or, where appropriate, contact us via the relevant website registration page or by amending the personal details held on relevant applications with which you registered.

Rights that do not apply in these particular circumstances
Not all of the rights under the GDPR are available as one of the reasons we are holding your data is on the basis of it being a legal obligation and therefore the right to erasure, data portability and to object do not apply.

Right to withdraw consent
Where the data received was not based upon obtaining consent  the right to withdraw consent does not apply.

Changes to our privacy statement
We keep this privacy statement under regular review and will place any updates on our website.  Paper copies of the privacy statement may also be obtained by writing to us at Walsh Taylor, Oxford Chamber, Oxford Road, Guiseley LS20 9AT.

This privacy statement was last updated on May 2018.

Complaints
Should you want to complain about our use of personal data, please contact us Oxford Chambers, Oxford Road, Guiseley LS20 9AT or at confidential@walshtaylor.co.uk

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office (“ICO”) (the UK data protection regulator).  For further information on your rights and how to complain to the ICO, please refer to the ICO website.

Who provided the personal data
The personal data we have used to contact you was provided by the company/individual (or persons acting on their behalf) on whose instructions we are acting or in relation to which our insolvency practitioner has been appointed.  We also access information from the Registrar of Companies and other similar public-access data providers.

 

Mary Taylor
Director

Mary began working in insolvency for a national accountancy practice in Glasgow thirty years ago and worked in most divisions of the insolvency department.

She then moved to a smaller firm so she could advance her knowledge on a more hands on basis. She moved back to Leeds in 1987 and commenced working with a small firm of accountants and subsequently made partner.

She left in 1999 to set up her own practice, McCann Taylor.
McCann Taylor became involved with the consumer market both in England and Scotland.

Mary sold McCann Taylor in March 2007 and formed Walsh Taylor to concentrate on helping businesses experiencing financial difficulties.

Kate Ellis (neé Breese)
Director

Kate has worked in insolvency since 2001 starting out at a firm of solicitors in Leeds and latterly gaining positions within two national accountancy firms.

During this time Kate gained extensive experience in all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency, for the first part of her career specializing in personal insolvency and latterly corporate.

Kate has been with Walsh Taylor since its incorporation in September 2008, being promoted to Director in January 2010.

Kate is CPI and JIEB qualified, is experienced in a variety of industries and sectors and is the firm’s joint appointment taker.

Meg Heath
Director

Meg has a background in supporting SMEs, including the raising of finance and advising on organisational change. She is a non-executive director of companies in the private and third sector, including Walsh Taylor.

Previously she was Deputy Fund Director of one of the largest CDFIs in the UK, and has experience of the social enterprise, charity and private sectors. Her experience of assisting companies to survive and thrive has been gained across a broad range of sectors and in companies of all sizes.

In addition to her work at Walsh Taylor she works for other private companies, including non-executive and trustee positions.

Emma Mifsud
Director

After graduating from Leeds University in 2005 with a BA Hons degree in Criminology, Emma worked for a regional law firm in both the property department and insolvency and banking department. Whilst doing so Emma gained a Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University.

Emma then joined a national accountancy firm in 2009 gaining experience in personal insolvency before moving to a Leeds based firm. At this firm Emma specialised in bankruptcies, IVA’s and negotiating informal agreements with creditors. In 2013 Emma gained her CPI qualification.

Since joining the firm in December 2013, Emma has taken on a portfolio of personal and corporate insolvency cases to extend her knowledge and expertise in all areas of insolvency.

In December 2017 Emma become a licensed appointment taker under the Insolvency Practitioners Association, she is JIEB qualified.

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