I am based in London and co-head Bird & Bird's International Privacy and Data Protection Group. I enjoy providing practical advice and solutions to complex legal issues.

I have extensive experience advising a broad range of organisations on data privacy matters. I advise on the data protection aspects of new products or services and on commercial arrangements involving personal data. I also help when there has been a personal data breach. I advise clients on their dealings with data protection authorities, with the European Data Protection Board and with those involved in passing new data protection legislation.

I work with clients in many sectors - including online providers and ad-tech, new technology and electronics, life sciences, financial services including payments, creative industries (such as music and film), automotive and sports.

I have co-written Data Protection Strategy (Sweet & Maxwell), which has just been re-published to take account of the GDPR and UK legislation. I have also edited the Encyclopedia of Data Protection (Sweet & Maxwell) and sit on the editorial board of professional journal Data Protection Leader. I am on the Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. I assist the Global Alliance on Responsible Genome and Clinical Data Sharing, where I am a member of its Regulatory and Legal Group.

  • University of Oxford, English Language & Literature
  • College of Law, Chester, Common Professional Exam and Law Society Finals
  • Law Society of England & Wales in 1995

My Publications

Setting up a business in the UK

12 February 2019

The UK is a welcoming environment to foreign investors. Bank accounts may be held in any foreign currency and there are no specific laws governing inward invest...

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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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