I joined Bird & Bird's Data Protection and Privacy Practice in May 2019 from a Big 4 professional services firm, where I completed my training contract. I have a background in financial services regulation, working mostly with retail banking conduct related matters.

I advise clients on a range of data protection topics, including data transfers, data subject rights, transparency obligations and, of course, GDPR compliance.

Having worked at and trained in a multi-disciplinary professional services firm, I'm not your ordinary lawyer. I seek diverse opinions and experiences to help my clients solve problems. I'm a strong believer in breaking the silo in which legal teams can often operate, and in helping legal functions to find their place as a business enabler. My background in advising clients on financial services regulation, and a three year stint at the Financial Ombudsman Service mediating disputes on disputes between banks and their customers, has given me the ability to see issues from a business and a consumer perspective. I bring my whole experience to my work.

  • Secondment to the UK Data Protection Office of an international news media and entertainment conglomerate to manage and respond to data subject rights requests and to refine data protection processes.
  • Assisting an international project team to understand the impact of data protection and data localisation rules on the global implementation of a cloud-based HR solution for a bank.
  • Acting for a NYSE-listed retailer to review the data protection policies and practices at three EU-based subsidiaries by undertaking site visits, staff interviews and reviewing policies.
  • Acting for a NYSE-listed entertainment retail company following a major personal data breach to review evidence and draft correspondence with the UK Information Commissioner's Office.
  • Acting for a FTSE-100 energy and home services provider to support its GDPR implementation programme, including designing and documenting a data protection by design and default procedure and PIA/DPIA process.
Education
  • BPP Law School, LPC
  • Queen Mary University of London, LLB
Admissions
  • Solicitor's Regulation Authority, 2018