Lawyers On Demand (LOD)
LOD is business providing flexible legal services. In the light of the differences in the regulation of legal services and legal resourcing in the jurisdictions where LOD has offices, there are differences in the way LOD operates in each office.
LOD operates through the following entities:
UK – Lawyers On Demand Limited (registered number 8002546) with a registered office at St Magnus House, 3 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6HE, UK
Lawyers On Demand Limited is a legal resourcing business and not regulated to provide legal services.
Singapore – Lawyers On Demand (Singapore) Pte Ltd (registered number 201104752Z) with a registered office at 17A Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069618 and LOD Consulting (Singapore) Pte Ltd (registered number 201025073D) with a registered office at 17A Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069618.
Lawyers On Demand (Singapore) Pte Ltd is a licensed foreign law practice in Singapore. It is not under common ownership of the LOD Group.
LOD Consulting (Singapore) Pte Ltd is a consulting business and neither LOD Consulting (Singapore) Pte Ltd nor its consultants provide legal advice in Singapore or elsewhere.
Hong Kong – LOD Consulting (Hong Kong) Limited (registered number 1880533) with its registered office at Level 19, Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong.
LOD Consulting (Hong Kong) Limited is a consulting business and neither LOD Consulting (Hong Kong) Limited nor its consultants provide legal advice in Hong Kong or elsewhere.
Australia – Lawyers On Demand Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 134 434 ) with a registered office at Level 3, 18-20 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia and Lawyers On Demand (WA) Pty Ltd (ACN 127 063 781) with a registered office at Suite 14 Level 2 , 22 Railway Road , Subiaco WA 6008, Australia
Lawyers On Demand Australia Pty Ltd is a registered incorporated legal practice in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.
Lawyers On Demand (WA) Pty Ltd is a registered incorporated legal practice in Western Australia.
LOD lawyers practising in the UK as England and Wales solicitors are freelance lawyers individually regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, whose rules can be obtained from www.sra.org.uk/handbook. LOD lawyers practising other than as England and Wales solicitors in the UK are individually regulated by the relevant professional body in their place of admission (for details, please contact LOD).
LOD lawyers practising in Singapore are seconded to clients as foreign legal counsel and are strictly prohibited from practising or advising on Singapore law. LOD consultants in Singapore do not provide legal advice.
LOD consultants in Hong Kong do not provide legal advice.
LOD lawyers practising in Australia are seconded to clients as Australian lawyers holding current practicing certificates granted under the law of an Australian State or Territory. LOD consultants in Australia do not provide legal advice.
Use of this website
This website is owned by LOD. It is protected by copyright and database right. No form of distribution or making available to the public (whether in print or electronic form) of any of this website’s content is allowed without our prior written consent. The website provides general information and examples only – please speak to LOD before deciding how best to resource your legal needs.
Governing law and jurisdiction
Your use of this website will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any disputes will be decided only by the courts of England and Wales. If you have any queries with regard to this website please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may collect and process personal data or personal information (“personal data”) in relation to this website for the purposes of providing you with our services and dealing with your enquiries and requests. If you contact us we may keep a record of that correspondence (in whatever form).
We may also advise you of relevant news and industry updates, events and other information, products or services of ours that we think may be of interest to you. If you do not wish us to contact you in this way, please let us know by sending an email to our relevant Privacy Officer at email@example.com. We will also give you the opportunity to opt out of any future marketing whenever we contact you in this way.
If you attend an event organised or hosted by us, we may disclose your personal data to others who attend or participate in the organisation of that event. You hereby agree to our disclosure of such details to such attendees or participants.
What kind of information does LOD collect and hold?
Personal data that we collect and hold is information that is reasonably necessary for the proper performance of our functions and activities as a legal resourcing business, which include sourcing and engaging lawyers and consultants, providing resourcing services to clients, organising events and conducting research and analysis related to the legal resourcing industry. Common examples of personal data that we collect and hold includes names, identification numbers, contact information and your current and previous employment history.
You are not required to provide us with your personal data, or your real name; however if you do not choose to provide us with your personal data or identity, we may not be able to assist you, employ you or provide you with our services. If we talk or meet with you, we may record the information you give us.
LOD may also obtain data from you by way of details of your visits to our website, including but not limited to location data, traffic data and usage of a desktop or tablet device. This information generally will not contain personal data, but will be metadata.
When you provide data about yourself to us (including submitting your CV or LinkedIn profile), you are deemed to have consented to our collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal data for the purposes set out in this statement.
Where and how does LOD store and secure your personal data?
We collect personal data in a number of ways from individuals in different situations. At or before the time the personal data is collected by us, we will take reasonable steps to ensure you are made aware of who we are, the fact that you are able to gain access to the personal data held about you, the purpose of the collection, the type(s) of organisations to which we usually disclose the personal data collected about you, any laws requiring the collection of the personal data and the main consequences for you if all or part of the personal data is not collected.
LOD is also part of the group which comprises Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and its affiliated firms and entities (“BLP Group”). Personal data collected by us may be stored electronically in our electronic databases, on our Cloud-based systems or servers, on the BLP Group’s electronic database(s), or on a third party’s database(s) in locations across the UK, European Economic Area, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Your personal data may also be processed by our staff, the BLP Group, suppliers and external agencies, based across the UK, the European Economic Area, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. The BLP Group has a number of offices around the world. When you provide data to us it may be accessed and used in countries outside of the European Economic Area and countries referred to above. By submitting your personal data, you agree to the transfer, storing or processing as referred to in this policy.
We place great importance on the security of all the personal data we collect. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against loss, misuse and alteration of personal data under our control. All the personal data you provide to us is stored on secure servers which are password protected.
Hard copies of personal data which you provide directly to us, or that has been printed by us, is only stored at our office locations in the UK, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. This information is stored securely when not in use. When hard copy documentation containing personal data or sensitive information is no longer required, it is destroyed securely.
How does LOD use this data and when is that data disclosed to others?
LOD may use or disclose your personal data for the purposes for which it was primarily collected, the purposes to which you have consented to, or for a lawful related purpose.
If you work with LOD, we may use your personal data to offer services to our clients. The information we will provide to our clients includes your name, location, qualifications, work history and expertise, interests and availability. We may disclose your personal data to third parties, however this will only occur with your consent.
If you work with LOD in a client capacity, we may use the personal data you provide us to help communicate our services to you, and may provide access to your personal data to our staff in order to provide services to you.
We may also disclose your personal data where we are under a legal duty to do so. We are permitted to disclose personal data held about you in the following circumstances:
a) where you have consented to the use or disclosure;
b) where we reasonably believe that the use or disclosure is necessary to lessen or prevent a serious, immediate threat to someone’s health or safety or the public’s health or safety;
c) where we reasonably suspect that unlawful activity has been, is being or may be engaged in and the use or disclosure is a necessary part of our investigation or in reporting the matter to the relevant authorities;
d) where such use or disclosure is required under or authorised by law or requested by any regulatory authority;
e) where we reasonably believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary for prevention, investigation, prosecution and punishment of crimes or wrongdoings or the preparation for, conduct of, proceedings before any court or tribunal or the implementation of the orders of a court or tribunal by or on behalf of an enforcement body.
No data transmissions over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect users’ personal data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted online and users do so at their own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we will make every reasonable effort to ensure its security on our systems.
The LOD website may, from time to time, contain links to other websites that may have privacy policies different to ours. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with these policies as we accept no responsibility for, and have no control over them, or any information collected by or for them.
How can you request access or correct the personal data LOD holds about you?
You may request access to any personal data we hold about you in accordance with the relevant legislation. Any access request is to be directed to our relevant Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org and will be responded to within a reasonable period of time (no later than 30 days). For Hong Kong, we require that you complete the Data Access Request Form specified by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data and forward it to our relevant privacy officer at email@example.com.
Your access to personal data may be subject to a fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the personal data we hold about you. We have the right to refuse access to any personal data under certain circumstances pursuant to the relevant legislation. If your request to access any personal data is denied by us, we will provide you with written reasons for the refusal.
We do encourage you to update the personal data we hold as the personal data we initially collect may change. If you would like to update your personal data, please call us or send an email to our relevant Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your correction request within a reasonable period (no later than 30 days) and will not charge for the correction.
You may opt out of our use, disclosure or storage of your personal data at any time, simply by contacting our relevant Privacy Officer at email@example.com. We will respond to your request within a reasonable period of time (no later than 30 days).
If you feel we have interfered with your privacy you have a right to complain about our handling of your personal data. You can lodge a complaint to us, in writing to our relevant Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org, marking it for the attention of “Privacy Officer”.
We will investigate your complaint and attempt to resolve within a reasonable period of time any breach that may have occurred in relation to the collection, use or destruction of personal data held by us about you in accordance with the relevant legislation.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this procedure, you may request that an independent person from any relevant authority (as applicable) investigate your complaint, including from (if you are in Australia) the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner or if you are in Singapore) the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission or (if you are in Hong Kong) the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data.