I'm an experienced transactional lawyer in data protection and cyber law. I am a partner based in London and a member of our International Privacy and Data Protection practice and our India Strategy Group.

I have been advising clients for over 25 years on information law issues including data privacy, cyber risk and freedom of information matters. I also handle complex tech and outsourcing transactions for customers as well as suppliers. Helping clients with their GDPR compliance projects, BCR applications and handling data breach incidents are particular areas of focus. A lot of my work is set against the backdrop of companies understanding and taking advantage of new technology and digital disruption opportunities. I have a strong interest in India and I co-head Bird & Bird's India desk. I have helped a number of Indian companies with their international operations. The legal directories currently identify me as a leading lawyer in both their data protection and IT sections.

I co-wrote the three editions of 'The Data Protection Act Explained' between 1998 and 2001, am an editor of Data Protection Law & Policy magazine and a member of the panel of experts for the website DataGuidance. In addition, I'm a regular conference speaker on data, cyber and technology law topics and hold the IAPP's CIPP/E certificate. Before joining Bird & Bird in 2015, I was a partner at another international law firm where I worked since qualifying in 1996.

  • I gave evidence to the House of Commons Brexit Select Committee on the data protection implications of Brexit (May 2018).
  • I represented the UK water sector to the ECJ in a ground breaking freedom of information law case.
Education
  • Kingston University, History
  • College of Law
Admissions
  • Law Society of England & Wales in 1996

General Data Protection Regulation

14 January 2019

Our guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seeks to summarise the key changes that the new law will bring and to highlight the most important ac...

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