John Randall KC

Call 1978 | Silk 1995

One of the 21 KCs named as ‘Stars at the Bar’
in the Chambers UK Guide 2022


Privacy Notice for John Randall KC1 

Thank you for choosing to instruct me in your case. I may need to collect and hold your personal information in order to provide you with legal advice or representation. I will take all possible steps to protect your personal information. I am determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust. This Privacy Notice describes the information I collect about you, how it is used and shared, and your rights regarding it.

Data Controller

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is St Philips Chambers, 55 Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5LS and my registration number is Z4632376.

Data Collection

All or the vast majority of the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered by me in the course of your case and/or proceedings. Your solicitor (or other instructing professional) and/or I will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it. In addition to the information you may provide to me or your solicitor (or other instructing professional), I may on occasion also obtain information from other sources such as :

Information that is available publicly in registers, searches or in the media

Other legal professionals including solicitors and barristers and their  associates, trainees and staff

Other legal professionals including solicitors and barristers and their associates, trainees and staff

Chambers staff

Expert witnesses

Prosecution bodies

Regulatory, public or administrative bodies

Court staff & officials



1 Updated 1 October 2023

My Lawful Basis for processing your information

In order that I can provide legal services and representation for you, I must process your personal data. The UK General Data Protection Regulation (the UK GDPR) requires that where I process personal data, I must have a lawful basis for doing so. The lawful bases identified in the UK GDPR that I generally rely upon are as follows:

Consent of the data subject – where this required, I will ensure that I have your specific consent for processing your data for the specified purposes. You will also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Where you do so this will not affect the legality of data processing which had taken place prior to your withdrawal of consent.

Performance of a contract with the data subject, or to take steps to enter into a contract.

Compliance with a legal obligation – to comply with various regulatory and professional obligations, e.g. filing tax returns with HMRC.

The legitimate interests of my business or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

Examples of legitimate interests include but are not limited to:

Provision of legal services and advice.

For purposes of practice management, accounting and debt recovery.

For completion of professional regulatory requirements.

Processing for direct marketing purposes, or to prevent fraud.

Reporting threats to public security.

Such other purposes as set out below.

My Lawful Basis will be one or more of those listed above, depending on the circumstances of your particular case (most commonly ‘Legitimate Interests’ - the last one listed), and my Legitimate Interest is generally that you are a client, the first of the examples listed above, again depending on the circumstances of your particular case.

Special category processing

The UK GDPR specifies that where I process special category data, I must rely upon certain exemptions in order to do so lawfully. The following exemptions are applicable in my practice

1. I have your explicit consent to do so; or

2. It is necessary for the exercise or defence of legal claims or judicial acts.

Criminal data processing

On occasion, I process data relating to criminal offences where it is necessary for:

The purpose of, or in connection with, any legal proceedings;

The purpose of obtaining legal advice; or

The purposes of establishing, exercising or defending legal rights

Where I have your explicit consent to do so.

Purposes. I use your information to:

Provide legal advice and representation;

Liaise and confer with any junior barrister instructed to work with me;

Occasionally, assist in training pupils and mini-pupils;

Investigate or address legal proceedings relating to your use of my services/products, or as otherwise allowed by applicable law;

Make any statutory returns required of me;

Communicate with you about news, updates and events;

Investigate and address any concerns you may have;

Assist in any tendering or panel membership applications;

Assist in any other applications for the purpose of professional development or career progression;

Communicate legal updates and judgments to other legal professionals;

For marketing purposes;

For the management and administration of my practice

To recover debt;

To manage complaints with regulators;

Communications with regulators;

Where relevant to conduct anti money laundering, terrorist financing or conflict of interest checks.

I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.

What data do I process about you?

Depending on the type of work, I collect and process both personal data and (more occasionally) special categories of personal data as defined in the UK GDPR.  This may include:


Email address

Phone number


Payment or bank details

Date of birth

Next of kin details

Details pertaining to education and employment

Information on your background & current circumstances

Financial information.

Where relevant, I may also need to process special category personal data that reveals your:

Racial or ethnic origin

Political opinions

Religious and philosophical beliefs

Trade union membership

Genetic data

Biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person Data concerning health

Sex life and sexual orientation.

Occasionally, I may also process personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences.

In the course of processing your information to provide legal services to you, I may share your personal data with:

Instructing solicitors or other lawyers involved in your case;

A pupil or mini pupil, under my training;

Opposing counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case;

Court Officials, including the Judiciary;

Opposing lay clients;

My chambers’ management and staff who provide administrative  services for my practice;

Expert witnesses and other witnesses;

My regulator or legal advisors in the event of a dispute, complaint or other  legal matter;

Head of Chambers or complaints committee within my chambers, in the  event of a complaint;

Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties, to  meet any legal obligations;

Legal directories, for the purpose of professional development;

Any relevant panel or tendering committee, for the purpose of  professional development;

Accountants and banking officials;

Regulators or arbitrators, where complaints or disputes arise;

Any other party where I ask you for consent, and you consent, to the  sharing.

I may also be required to disclose your information to the Police or  Intelligence services where required by law or pursuant to a court order

Transfers to third countries and international organisations

I do not transfer any personal data to third countries or international organisations.

Retention and Disposal

I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it. My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:

There is an unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute;

I am legally required not to do so; or

There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited  to fraud prevention and protecting customers' safety and security, why I  should not do so.

Your Rights

The UK GDPR gives you specific rights in terms of your personal data. For  example, you have the right of access to the information I hold and what I use it for; you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you.

You can ask me to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, and you can  ask me to stop sending you direct mail or emails or, in some circumstances, ask me  to stop processing your details.

Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data, you can  complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how I have processed your information  or dealt with your query. You may also seek compensation for any distress you are  caused or loss you have incurred.

You can find out more information from the ICO’s website: 

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may request access to, correction of, or a copy of your information by contacting me at St Philips Chambers, 55 Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5LS or by e-mail on .

Marketing Opt-Outs

You may opt out of receiving emails and other messages from my Chambers by following the instructions in those messages.


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