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Privacy Policy

This privacy notice explains how we collect and use your personal information while we provide services to you and afterwards.

How we collect personal information and who we share it with

We collect information from you. We may also collect information from third parties & share information with them, where relevant, necessary & in accordance with your instructions (and with your express consent if required). These third parties may include:-

Your Accountant/Financial Advisor & other Professional advisors involved in our work for you. Your employer. Your Bank, Mortgage Provider, Pension Provider, Creditors & other relevant Financial Institutions. The Scottish Legal Aid Board. Your opponent/opponent’s Solicitor. The Court & Court appointed Reporters. Sheriff Officers & Enquiry Agents. The Child Maintenance Service, your child’s School, your GP & other Medical Professionals. The Children’s Reporter & the Social Work Department. The Registrar, Registers of Scotland, and other Government Bodies. Our Regulators and IT Providers.

What information we collect and hold

We collect and hold information relevant to your legal affairs which is necessary to allow us to provide legal services/legal advice and representation. This includes the following categories of personal information:-

Your personal contact details. Information to verify your identity including photographic identification, your date of birth & national insurance number. Details of your marital status & family circumstances. Information about your personal finances including details of your income & employment, business interests , mortgage & bank accounts, assets & debts, pensions & investments and other relevant financial information. Information about your health & medical care.

How we use your personal information

How long we retain your personal information

We use your personal information to:-

Verify your identity and comply with Anti-Money Laundering Regulations & other legal requirements. Communicate with you by post, e-mail, and telephone. Provide legal services and legal advice and representation. Apply for Legal Aid if necessary. Facilitate any mortgage arrangements. Carry out financial services as part of a transaction (bank transfer/ receive funds). To comply with legal obligations and maintain records.

How long we retain your personal information

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose we collected it for, including for the purpose of satisfying legal accounting or reporting requirements.

Your Rights

You have a right to:-
Ask for a copy of your personal information. Ask us to correct any personal information which is not accurate and up-to-date. Ask us to delete your personal information where there is no requirement for us to continue to hold it. Object to our continuing use of your personal information at any time (subject to any legal obligations we must comply with). Restrict how we use your personal information. This means you can ask us to suspend processing personal information about you, for example, if you want us to establish accuracy or the reason for processing. Ask for your personal information to be transferred to another party.

Right to withdraw consent

You have a right to:-
If you have provided your consent for collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw consent (in writing) for that specific purpose at any time.

Changes to our Privacy Notice

Our Privacy Notice is reviewed on a regular basis and updated from time to time. The Notice was last updated on 16 May 2018.

Contact information

If you require further information, please contact Frances M Hewitt or Kathleen A Murray on 01294 312801 or


We strive to resolve any complaints with you directly but you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office whose details are as follows:-

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545 745

Our Services

Our Firm has provided an excellent legal service in Ayrshire for over 30 years. Our Partners have a wealth of knowledge and expertise and our team provides a friendly and efficient service.

At McKinnon Hewitt we offer a competitive rate for our fees and access to the Scottish Legal Aid system, for certain types of work. Our aim is to provide a swift and efficient service providing support, advice and guidance to our clients in dealing with all their legal requirements.