Privacy policy

A general note about privacy

Thank you for visiting We take client security, confidentiality and anonymity very seriously. If you have any concerns about how any information you choose to provide is stored or used, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We do not collect any personal information such as names, phone numbers or email addresses via our website. We do not use forms. You can contact us directly via email, telephone, post or by visiting our offices.

How we use cookies on our site

Cookies are small pieces of data stored in text files. They are dropped onto your device when a website loads in your browser. Cookies have many purposes but the only cookies used by Aitken Harter on our website are:

Google Analytics:  to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to pages of the site.  The information derived is quantitative and does not identify any individual visitors to the site. 
(Google Analytics cookies _ga (lasts 2 years) _gat (lasts 1 minute) , _gid (lasts 24 hours))

For more information about Google Analytics cookies and how Google safeguard data please see these guides

Twitter: We have embedded our Twitter feed into our site. Depending on whether your device is logged into Twitter at the time of visiting our site, the following cookies may be dropped by Twitter: personalisation id, guest id, remember checked on, lang. These are third-party cookies which Twitter uses to improve their service and recommendations to you.  For more information about Twitter’s cookies see

Google Adwords: From time to time Aitken Harter may use Google Adwords. If you reach our site by clicking on an advertisement displayed in Google search results or in their display network, Google will drop cookies so that the performance of the advertisements can be monitored. There is no user-identifiable data available to us through Google Adwords.

Cookie consent

A pop up appears at the bottom of a page when you visit our site for the first time.  A Cookie is dropped so that, should you revisit, the notice knows that you have already clicked to acknowledge you are aware of our site’s cookies.

Don’t want to receive these cookies?

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through the privacy settings. Clicking dismiss in our cookie alert panel means you are happy to accept our site cookies. If you don’t want them, please go to your browser settings and adjust your privacy settings accordingly.
To stop Google collecting your analytical data, use the following link to opt out of all Google analytics -

Third Party websites we link to from our website

There may be links on our website to third-party sites, particularly on our blog. These may be sites which offer extra help and guidance or it may be an official legal body. We do this by opening up another browser window for you. We have no control over the cookies used by these websites so please consult their privacy information for further details.

Other privacy issues

Why doesn’t our site display a padlock in the browser address bar?
We do not have forms on our website as we find clients don’t want to pass private information using this method. Also, we do not process payments on our site – therefore, the SSL security indicated by the padlock is not required.

What about mailing lists?
Aitken Harter does not have a mailing list or a newsletter. We do not use chat facilities on our site. We do not hold a database of contacts and will never make sales calls of any description.

Client privacy

As Family and Criminal legal professionals, the information we hold is strictly confidential and held securely. We will never disclose information to any third party unless it is required by the legal process. As a client, we will keep you informed of how your information is used during the legal process.

As a client:

  • You have the right to request copies of the personal data that we hold about you.
  • You also have the right to ask for inaccuracies in your data to be corrected.

We safeguard sensitive information against unauthorised or inappropriate access. If you would like more information about the data we collect, please contact us directly.
By post at Aitken Harter, 398 Caledonian Road, London N1 2DN
By email at
By telephone: 0207 607 5768

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please use the contact us.

If you believe that we have not complied with any of our obligations under data protection laws in the UK, please let us know. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.