Your privacy when you contact us for advice

If you make an initial enquiry either by phone or using our website form:

All information we collect from you will be held and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK GDPR. Your Employment Settlement Service Ltd processes Personal Data as a Controller (and in some circumstances as a Joint-Controller or a Processor), as defined in the UK GDPR.

So that we can give you initial legal advice we must gather and retain some personal data, including name, address, email & phone number, name of employer and some relevant personal characteristics.

If you do not become a client we retain this data securely for one year. We then delete it, except for your name, your employer’s name and details of the legal advice we provided. This information will be kept securely filed for six years for insurance reasons.

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is current and accurate. If inaccurate or incomplete data is identified, we will take steps to correct the data, or remove securely and confidentially.

You have the right to ask us to remove incomplete personal data held or delete all the personal information held. Should you wish to instruct us to delete please do so in writing to Your Employment Settlement Service Ltd, Third Floor, South Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA or by email to

Any data no longer required will be deleted or destroyed securely and confidentially.

Please note that our services are not directed to minors and persons under the age of 18 should not submit personal data using our enquiry form.

If you become a client:

If you become a client, we will enter into solicitor-client agreement with you which contains more detailed data protection information.

Your privacy when you use our website

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. For information on what a cookie is, please see below in this policy.

Google Analytics is set to collect data anonymously, with the IP anonymisation configuration setting activate and will not record the full IP address.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, please note if you do this you may not be able to use the functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


What is a 'cookie'? When you enter a site, your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not contain any personal identifying information about a visitor or their location. They just identify the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows and patterns of behaviour of site visitors.

You can see a schedule of the cookies we use in Schedule A.

Social media sharing buttons

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page.

Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Changes to this policy

Your Employment Settlement Service Ltd may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st May 2022.

Contact Your Employment Settlement Service Ltd

You can contact us at any point to:

  • Request access to information that YESS has about you
  • Correct any information that YESS has about you
  • Request the deletion of information that YESS has about you

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write by email to

Should you feel there may be a problem in how your data has been handled, you should contact Your Employment Settlement Service Ltd by email to

Should you still not be satisfied you have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (

Schedule A - Cookies

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>
_dc_gtm_<property-id> 90 days Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.