Privacy Statement

1. General

Holmes and Hills LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales under Registration Number OC352397. Registered Office: Dale Chambers, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex. CM7 9AJ. We use “partner” or “partners” to mean a member of Holmes & Hills LLP. All our partners are solicitors of England & Wales. Holmes & Hills LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – SRA number 534489. A copy of the SRA’s rules can be found at http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page.

The Partners are as follows:

  • Mark Cornell
  • Jason Brady
  • Rebecca Mason
  • Steven Hopkins
  • Sam Bawden
  • Carol Toulson


2. Privacy Statement

This statement explains how we may collect and use information about you through our website. If you have any questions about our privacy policies, want to exercise your right to see a copy of the information that we hold about you, or think that information we hold about you may need to be corrected, want to delete all or any part of it or to object to the processing on legitimate grounds, please click here to send an email to our data protection officer, or alternatively send a signed letter addressed to the Managing Partner of the relevant office.

As you would expect, we monitor visits to our website, principally so that we can make sure that it is easy to navigate, identify the areas that are of particular interest to visitors and generally improve the site and our services. The information that we collect in this process will not 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 relationship with those organisations – for example, in considering how to develop the services that we offer them. In common with most websites, our site uses cookies – small data files which are downloaded to your computer so that we can recognise that your computer has visited the site before. We do not use cookies to identify you, just to improve your experience of the site – for example, by allowing the site to remember your bookmarks and language preference. You can if you wish set your Internet browser so that it will not automatically download cookies – this will not prevent you from using our site. The exact steps necessary to block cookies vary from browser to browser. They are generally explained in the “Help” section of the browser.

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 Holmes & Hills LLP about events or legal developments which we believe may be of interest to you (other than information that you have specifically requested), we give you an opportunity to tell us that you do not wish to receive such information by ticking a box – alternatively, you can let us know your preferences by sending an email to nomorecontact@holmes-hills.co.uk or contacting our database administrator by telephone on +44 (0)1376 320 456 or by post at Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AJ.

We will not use your information for purposes that are not clear when you provide your details, and will not disclose it outside Holmes & Hills LLP, except in very limited circumstances – for example, with your agreement or where we are legally obliged to do so.

3. Disclaimer

The information materials and opinions contained on this website are for general information purposes only, are not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice, and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances. Holmes & Hills LLP does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this website. If you wish to find out more about the information in the materials published, please contact a Holmes & Hills LLP partner.

Certain parts of this site link to external internet sites, and other external internet sites may link to this website. Holmes & Hills LLP is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites.

4. © Copyright and Links

The materials contained on this web site are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. Holmes & Hills LLP does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information published on this site.

The materials published on this website are unless otherwise stated the copyright works of Holmes & Hills LLP . You may make copies of materials published which are of interest to you for your own personal use and you may also provide occasional copies to others for information purposes only provided that you do so free of charge and the copies do not comprise substantial parts of the website. When you do make copies for yourself or others, the content of the published material and the copyright notices must remain intact, your communication of the content must not be misleading or inaccurate and a copy of this notice must accompany any copies of the materials which you provide to others. You may not create a link to any part of our website, without our prior written consent, which can be requested by contacting webmaster@holmes-hills.co.uk. No other use of the materials published on this website is permitted without the express prior written consent of Holmes & Hills LLP .

5. Cookie Policy

Cookies are used on this website to:
- To prevent the forms on our website being used for the purposes of sending spam communication.
- To identify trends in how our site is used so we can make improvements and make it more user friendly.

We do not and never will use cookies to identify individuals visiting this website.
We do not and never will collect personal information through cookies.
We do not and never will store personal information through cookies used on this website.

It is recommended that you ‘allow’ the use of cookies on this website so as to ensure our website functions correctly. The cookies used on this website pose no threat to your computer, personal information or online security.

‘Analytical’ cookies are used on this website to gather information on how visitors interact with the site and the pages contained within it. Cookies are simple text files and not codes. For this reason they cannot be programmed, cannot carry viruses and cannot install malware or any other items that may or may not pose a threat to your computer or personal online security.

Cookies are used on the vast majority of websites so they can remember information relating to visitors preferences for certain types of information, news or shopping items and are also often used to remember items placed in online shopping carts.

Since a change in legislation in 2011 (The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EU Directive) (Amendments) Regulations 2011) website owners have been required by law to inform visitors to their website that cookies are in use. They must also seek consent from each visitor to continue with their use.

If you decide to disable cookies on this website the majority of the site will continue to function unaffected. However, some elements of the site, such as the contact forms and article comment sections may not work as intended.

If you ignore the question regarding the use of cookies the website will continue to use them as if you had given consent for their use. This ‘implied opt-in’ approach to cookies is standard practice and approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

If you would like to read more about cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

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© Holmes & Hills LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales under Registration Number OC352397.Registered Office Dale Chambers, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex CM7 9AJ. A list of partners' names is available at this address.

We use "partner" to mean a member of Holmes & Hills LLP or a senior member of staff. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority - SRA Number: 534489