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When it comes to data protection, navigating its complex waters can at times feel overwhelming.

Yet you must pay attention to the detail, protecting individuals’ data and your organisation with a robust and well-considered application of the law. The consequences of getting it wrong include hefty financial penalties for both public bodies and third sector organisations.

There’s no denying data protection is a difficult area of law but our expert team of specialists will focus on the details, and guide you through the process, taking a risk-based approach to your specific case.

If you need help and support to ensure your compliance and protect your data and your organisation, we’re here to help.

Our services
  • Agreements with suppliers
  • Appropriate policy documents
  • Audits
  • Camera surveillance
  • Consent notices
  • Controller, processor, joint controller assessments
  • Cookie consent and notices
  • Data protection impact assessments
  • Data sharing
  • Direct marketing and online advertising
  • Disclosures to third parties
  • Environmental information
  • Freedom of Information
  • Information Commissioner’s assessments and investigations
  • International transfers
  • Licensing data
  • Monitoring
  • Policies, procedures and other compliance documentation
  • Privacy notices
  • Processor supply chains
  • Pupil information
  • Records of processing
  • Subject access requests and other individual requests
  • Third party requests by police or others
  • Training

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Judy Baker

Partner | IP/IT

+44 (0) 330 137 3439

+44 (0) 784 351 5807

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Phil Tompkins

Partner | Commercial

+44 (0) 330 137 3415

+44 (0)7980 769 630

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What people say

  • Tim Toomey- Tim is always very commercially attuned and deals with matters quickly and cost effectively

    Legal 500, client quote
  • Good value service and added extras including bespoke training provided. They offer particularly good value and keep costs proportionate to claim value.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • 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
  • Indepth knowledge of all legal issues, in particular with regards to data protection and GDPR makes them unique.

  • High quality advice to suppliers and customers in the private and public sectors. Also noted for expertise in data privacy law and its commercial implications.

    Chambers & Partners
  • IT law specialist Judy Baker of Ward Hadaway 'is very responsive and extremely hard-working, and really puts herself out to help with a quick turnaround,' reports one client. Another interviewee says she is 'very up to date and proactive'.

  • Judy Baker of Ward Hadaway is defined by her 'great expertise and knowledge of this subject [Data Protection], whilst wearing her skill lightly'. Sources also note that 'she is very pragmatic and gets us answers straight away'.

  • Demonstrates specialist skill in the field of data privacy and protection across IT and telecoms.

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