This web site is produced by 12 King’s Bench Walk, a set of barristers’ chambers.  All barristers practising from a set of chambers are self-employed individuals, and Chambers has no collective legal identity.  By agreement of the barristers in these Chambers, this web site has been prepared for information purposes only.  Any views expressed, or comments made on the law in an article, commentary or notes on this web site are not necessarily the opinions of any member of Chambers other than the author.

Information and commentary on the law contained on this web site is provided free of charge.  Whilst every reasonable effort is made to make the information and commentary accurate and up to date, no responsibility for its accuracy and correctness, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by any member of Chambers.

The information and commentary does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice to any person on a specific case or matter.  You are strongly advised to obtain specific, personal advice from a lawyer about your case or matter and not to rely on the information or comments on this site.

Copyright and Trademarks

You may download, store and use information contained in or pages from this web site for your own personal use and research or that of your firm or company. You may not republish, retransmit, redistribute or otherwise make such information or pages available to any other party or available on any web site, on-line service or bulletin board of your own or of any other party or make the same available in hard copy or on any other media without our express prior written consent.

Permission is granted only for the copying electronically and/or the printing in hard copy portions of this website for personal non-commercial purposes. Any other use of materials on this website (including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above and modification, distribution or re-publication) is strictly prohibited.

All design, text, graphics, program code and the selection or arrangement of them are the copyright of us or our licensors.

All trade marks, brand names and business names or logos contained on this website are our property or that of their respective owners.

Linking Policy

This web site may include links to other web sites which may be of interest to you. We do not endorse or approve and have no responsibility for the content of any web site to which this web site links.

No authority is given (impliedly or expressly) by us or the contributors to the website to deep link to or to frame any of the content that appears on the website or to use a representation of any of the names or logos, trade marks, brand names contained on this website. We reserve the right to prohibit links to our homepage.

Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how 12 King’s Bench Walk uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

12 King’s Bench Walk may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 January 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name, job title,
  • Company details
  • Contact information including email address
  • Information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to training and job applications

What we do with the information we gather

  • We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
  • To enable you to book online events
  • To enable to you to sign up for online newsletters and case reports
  • Internal record keeping
  • In order to process application forms and recruitment enquiries
  • In order to respond to enquiries about the content of the website
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services
  • We may periodically send promotional material by email or post about new events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure any information we may collect online.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


Many people with disabilities can find websites difficult to use simply because of the way they are designed and built. 12 King’s Bench Walk is committed to providing an accessible website.

Guidance on using our website

We have built our pages to be compatible with adaptive technologies used by disabled people, and we ensure that hyperlinks clearly describe where they go. Our website has been built to conform to at least the AA standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Most pages on this website conform to the AAA standard.

More on the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative content accessibility guidelines can be found at http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Font size

You can use your browser to set the text size. This can normally be done via the browser’s View menu (Go to ‘View’, choose ‘text size’, and select the appropriate font size, for example ‘Larger’).

Making changes to your operating system

We have included links to useful sites which provide help in making full use of accessibility settings in browsers and operating systems.

BBC advice site                        http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility

Microsoft users                         http://www.microsoft.com/enable

Advice for Apple users              http://www.apple.com/accessibility

Advice for Linux users               http://accessibility.kde.org

We try to ensure that link text makes sense out of context and that it accurately describes the pages it points to. You can use the tab key on your keyboard (as well as your mouse) to move consecutively from link to link.


A description of every image is provided, either in the alt tag or on the page itself.

PDF files

Some of the information on our website is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Send us your comments

We welcome your feedback on how you find using the site. If you find something difficult to see or use, we might be able to help. We are committed to improving the accessibility of the site.