Privacy Policy

Last updated: 10 May 2018

MRA Search Limited (“MRA”) is a legal search firm and as such headhunts potential employees for legal roles. To undertake and continue to provide such a service to candidates and employers/potential employers, it is necessary for MRA to process personal information.

This policy explains what we do with your personal information, whether we are at the beginning of a relationship with you, for example in the process of placing a lawyer (candidate) in employment with a law firm, legal department or other entity (client), continuing our relationship with a candidate or client once we have made a placement of a candidate at a client or providing you with a service in any other way relating to the recruitment of lawyers.

We obtain information about you from public sources, such as law firm websites, or from you directly. We only ask for and process information relevant to providing our services. This information includes, but is not limited to, your name, contact details (including personal email address in the case of candidates) and your career history.

How we use your information

  1. We keep and use your information on our database for legitimate business interests which may include some or all of the following:
    1. where the processing enables us to enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve our services for the benefit of candidates or clients
    2. to identify and prevent fraud
    3. to ensure that we do not contact you if you have requested us not to do so

How we keep and use your information

  1. We protect your personal information by using current data storage and security protections available, including encryption. We require that all our employees and providers of IT services protect your information.
  2. MRA deletes any information it holds on you no longer relevant to providing its services.

Sharing your information

  1. We do not share any data with anyone outside of MRA without the explicit consent of the candidate or client, unless we are under a legal obligation to do so.
  2. Information is shared among consultants within MRA to enable us to provide candidates and clients with the appropriate level of service in pursuance of legitimate business interests.
  3. For the avoidance of doubt, we always obtain and record consent from a candidate before sending curriculum vitaes or any other form of application, as appropriate, to a potential employer. Please note that explicit consent is obtained for each and every role.

If there is a breach

  1. Through regular training of its employees, and ensuring that secure systems are in place to protect any information held, MRA is confident that it complies with its legal obligations and adequately safeguards the confidentiality of your information. If, however, information were to be lost or accessed by a third party, for example through the hacking of the IT system or any other means, MRA will immediately take steps to comply with its legal obligations under data privacy laws which may include reporting the breach to the ICO, informing the individual to whom the information relates and taking disciplinary action where necessary.

Your rights

  1. You can ask to see all the information MRA holds on you. You may ask to have this data deleted from MRA’s system at any time although if you do not want us to contact you anymore we will keep your name, together with a note that you do not wish to be contacted.
  2. If for any reason you are not happy with the way in which we have handled your information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office. See www.ico.org.uk

If you have any queries about this policy, or wish to access the information we hold on you, please contact Paul Roxburgh on paul.roxburgh@mrasearch.co.uk