Bygott Biggs Limited (company number: 04309022) trading as Bygott Biggs Legal Recruitment Ltd is a recruitment consultancy company. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you submit data to us through our website.


  • What information do we collect about you?
  • How will we use the information about you?
  • Email communications and ‘Job Alerts’
  • Access to your information and correction
  • Other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you (i) when you register your CV with us for recruitment services, (ii) when you apply for a specific role on our ‘Job Search’ page, (iii) when you sign up for e-mail alerts for jobs on our ‘Job Alerts’ page, (iv) when you contact us directly or (v) when you ‘Refer a friend’. When you provide comments or feedback through our ‘Contact Us’ section we also collect relevant information from you. Website usage information is collected using cookies. For further information on our use of cookies, please follow this link.

The information we collect may include your personal details, including but not limited to your name and contact details (together with your email address) and other relevant information from your CV.

Our legal basis for using your personal information

We need the information outlined above to allow us to:

  • comply with legal obligations; and
  • pursue our legitimate business interests and those of selected third parties (for example when making an introduction on your behalf to a client law firm or organisation)

We may also use your personal information in the following situations, which are likely to be rare:

  • where we need to protect your interests (or someone else’s interests)
  • where it is needed in the public interest or for any official purposes.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you to allow us to tailor our recruitment service to your particular skills and experience; for example, we will use your information to determine whether we believe that you would be suitable for a job role which is notified to us by the employers we work with (‘our clients’). Any information provided as part of the ‘Job Alerts’ form will be used to tailor the e-mails we send to you and we will use this to select the job adverts from our clients we include on those e-mails.

We will contact you directly to obtain your consent before we pass on your personal information to any of our clients. In the event you would like to instruct us as your recruitment agency, we may request that you provide us with appropriate identification documentation (which can include a passport, driving licence, recent utility bills). We may use and disclose your identity information to relevant bodies to complete (amongst other checks) DBS checks, identity checks, checks with the SRA and searches. We may also disclose this information to prospective employers to allow them to conduct similar checks.

Any personal information will be kept securely and safely on our private server any hard copy documents are kept in locked secure cabinets. We will keep your personal data no longer than necessary with the exception of documents we consider to be of continuing significance. However, you have the right to request that such data is destroyed or returned by contacting us directly.

We may use your information for marketing purposes as set out below but will not share your information for marketing purposes with any other companies.

E-mail Communications and ‘Job Alerts’

If you have completed our form and requested ‘Job Alerts’, as mentioned above we will send you information on jobs listed by our clients. By requesting ‘Job Alerts’ you are consenting to receive these e-mails. If you wish to opt out, you may do this at any time.

We may occasionally send email communications to you to provide information that we think you would find useful and interesting, for example news or market updates, salary surveys or invitations to events. Our emails contain instructions on how to unsubscribe should you wish not to receive any further email communications from us.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email us or write to us at the address in the ‘How to contact us’ section below.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Please let us know of any changes to your details as soon as you reasonably can to allow us to maintain the accuracy of information we hold about you.

You may ask us to correct or remove any information that you think is inaccurate. Where a request to correct or update any information is received, Bygott Biggs will take reasonable steps to correct this information.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites such as Linkedin and Twitter in its banners and elsewhere on the site. This privacy policy only applies to this website, so for information on other websites privacy policies, you should review their own privacy terms.

Changes to our privacy policy

We review our privacy policy regularly and we will update this webpage when we make any changes. This privacy policy was last updated on 12th April 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you either: