Legal shredding services
If you own a law firm then ensuring proper legal document shredding will be high up your list of management priorities. Failing to comply with the Data Protection Act could see you face fines of up to £500,000, but the general mishandling of records could compromise the reputation of your organisation and result in evidence being lost, witness details being compromised and a case potentially thrown out of court.
There are around 10,000 law firms in the UK that specialise in a variety of different practice areas, from Alternative Dispute Resolution to White Collar Crime. Many work with businesses such as medical clinics or architectural practices, which commonly process highly sensitive information that could severely damage their reputations if exposed.
The issue for a lot of legal firms is that a lot of data needs to be processed, archived and destroyed on a daily basis – and unlike other professions, if a document is lost it can lead to more than just a slap on the wrist.
With this in mind, it’s extremely important to have secure legal shredding services in place to give both you and your customers confidence that their information will not fall into the wrong hands. As a solicitor, barrister, clerk, or any other type of legal professional, it’s extremely easy to accumulate a large number of documents, and even easier to lose track of when they need to be destroyed.
Different documents tend to have different retention periods. You might choose to house these documents in a safe document storage facility where they can be archived properly, but it’s essential to do your due diligence and ensure you know when to use a legal shredding service to destroy them.
Our legal shredding services
It’s easy to see how one simple document leak could have a lasting impact on your business, which is why our shredding services include disposal of CDs, DVDs, and magnetic tapes, as well as your typical case briefs and documents. Our shredding costs are competitive and we are able to provide bespoke quotes depending on what your business needs.
Shredding is either completed at your premises, or via an off-site shredding service that will securely collect and destroy your data. Once we are satisfied the data has been fully destroyed, we will provide you with a certificate of destruction to ensure compliance. You can also rest easy knowing that all the waste will either be recycled or disposed of ethically.
Why Access Records Management
Our legal shredding services provide you with an easy, cost-effective way of getting rid of files that you need to destroy. It complies with the standards set by the Data Protection Act and allows you to relax in the knowledge that you won’t face any non-compliance penalties.
At Access Records Management, our experts can also work with you to ensure that all your documents and data are in line with regulations.
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Contact the Access Records Management team today to get a quote for our shredding services.