I have worked with governments, businesses, public bodies and third sector organisations to find practical solutions to meet their needs. I was the UK Government’s lead lawyer in negotiations on the GDPR.

I have extensive, in-depth knowledge of the GDPR. I represented the UK in meetings in Brussels, drafted text for inclusion in the legislation, and worked with the European Commission, representatives from other EU Member States, regulators and stakeholders to develop the regime.

  • Advised a foreign government on UK and EU data adequacy, provided legal support during bilateral negotiations and provided strategic advice to establish high data protection standards
  • Provided expert advice in a regulatory environment on post-Brexit domestic data protection policy
  • Briefed social media companies with a global profile on the use of data for research and data protection compliance
  • Provided advice on data protection when using AI in medical research
  • Advised a regulator on data protection risks arising from using biometric data for identification purposes
  • Counselled a number of public bodies on privacy-related issues in high-profile inquiries and investigations
  • Provided training to trustees of charities on data protection and cybersecurity and helped to work up practical and pragmatic data protection policies for the third sector
  • Supported trade associations on Brexit readiness including delivering presentations and workshops
  • Advised businesses from start-ups to large multinationals on all aspects of data protection compliance
  • Advised International Organisations on data protection standards