My role

I assist a range of clients with various data protection and information law matters.  This includes specialist advice on overall data protection compliance (including breach management), access to information requests and undertaking internal reviews, dealing with complaints to the Information Commissioner and the Information Tribunal as well as drafting and reviewing related information governance policies, data sharing and processing agreements.  I also deliver a range of training on data protection and information law matters.

My experience

I have a public sector background having trained and worked in the local government sector for over 10 years.  I have particular expertise in data security and providing risk-critical advice on data security breaches, including support for risk management and enforcement investigations.  I support a range of clients in all sectors served by the firm including Education, Local Government, Charities, Health and Social Care, Housing and general commercial clients.  I have significant experience in delivering training on all aspects of data protection and information law including the Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000, Environmental Information Regulations 2004, and the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation. 

My specialisms

  • Data protection and security
  • Freedom of information
  • Environmental information
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The colour purple
The colour purple

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