MWS are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

This policy may be changed by us from time to time so please check back to this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes. By corresponding with us you are agreeing to be bound by this policy.

Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or in writing to MWS, Kingsridge House, 601 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9PE. Alternatively, you can telephone us at 01702 332076.

Who We Are

MWS was established in 1971 as chartered accountants and today our firm consists of five partners supported by highly experienced accountancy teams. We serve not only personal and business clients in the Essex community but we also look after businesses in London and other parts of the UK. Whilst MWS are a firm of general practitioners, the partners each bring with them a diversity of experience and knowledge meaning that we have the depth to specialise in numerous sectors.

How we collect and use your data

We use the information you provide primarily for the provision of services to you and for related purposes including:

  • Updating and enhancing client records
  • Analysis to help us manage our practice
  • Statutory returns
  • Legal and regulatory compliance

Our use of that information is subject to your instructions, data protection law and our duty of confidentiality.

Please note that our work for you may require us to pass on such information to third parties.  We may also give such information to others who perform services for us, All such third parties are required to maintain confidentiality in relation to your files.

You have a right of access under data protection law to the personal data that we hold about you.  We seek to keep that personal data correct and up to date.  You should let us know if you believe the information we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

We have appointed the following person as our representative for the purposes of the Data Protection Act: Jonathan Gorridge, Partner, who can be contacted at or on 01702 332076.

Data Protection in Respect of Money Laundering Checks

We may receive personal data from you for the purposes of our money laundering checks, such as a copy of your passport.  These will be processed only for the purposes of preventing money laundering and terrorist financing, or as otherwise permitted by law or with your express consent.

You consent to us retaining such data for longer than the five year statutory period, unless you tell us otherwise.

Data Protection – Your Obligations

If you send us personal data about anyone other than yourself you will ensure that you have any appropriate consents and notices in place to enable you to transfer that personal data to us, and so that we may use it for the purposes of which you provide it to us.

How we protect your data

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 the information that we collect.

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