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Judy is one of the most highly rated IT law specialists in the North East of England and is also a respected data protection practitioner.

She advises on IT, information law, consumer terms and intellectual property, working with private, public and third sector clients.

Judy has an MSc in Computing Science and had a career in IT before qualifying as a solicitor.



Because of her background in IT, Judy has particular expertise in providing legal advice on technology.

She advises on data protection and privacy compliance and a wide range of IT and information law issues.

Judy principally supports in-house legal and privacy / information governance functions.


What people say

  • I mainly work with Judy Baker who has excellent in depth knowledge of data protection law and is also extremely organised and methodical in her approach to responding to queries and issues. Her advice is always very thorough and well thought through whilst also being easy to understand.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • Judy Baker is extremely professional yet approachable, quick to respond to queries and always provides clear, thorough advice.

    Legal 500
  • Judy Baker has exceptional knowledge on GDPR and issues around GDPR. She is excellent at communicating everything in layman’s terms when required. I was also particularly impressed with how quickly she grasped how the technological side of our company works and how GDPR could impact that. She is also excellent at making her point when discussing any GDPR issues or disputes with our clients.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • They are sensible, grounded, approachable, friendly, intelligent. Steven Roper’s knowledge of a few of our client contracts (and the behaviour of these clients) is excellent. The advice we receive takes into consideration the whole picture and any possible implications we may need to be aware of. We also engage Judy Baker regularly in relation to data privacy advice and she is extremely professional and has a wealth of knowledge.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • She actively listens to the challenges we face and provides us with sound advice that is easy to translate so that we can act upon it...she brings an impressive level of technical expertise on data protection law advice to the North-East legal market.

    Client quote
  • Judy Baker 'provides fantastic support and communication', according to one impressed market commentator. She stands out for her work in a range of IT matters and is also an expert in data protection.

    Chambers & Partners
  • She's got a software programmer's mindset as well as a lawyer's mindset.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • Her clients say they 'always receive strong legal advice, setting out our options to make informed decisions with the ICO's regulatory approach in mind'.

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Very competent technical lawyer' Judy Baker is applauded for being 'very quick to understand the nuances of clients' requirements,' and for her 'deep expertise' in IT matters. She has experience in data protection alongside wider abilities in the fields of telecoms, IP and IT.

    Chambers & Partners

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