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Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Data Protection & Information Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Leading Scottish data protection practice attracting clients across the UK involved in an array of industries ranging from retail to financial services. Expertise in GDPR compliance and breach response action, with additional capabilities in the representation of clients before the ICO. Also advises on the data implications of M&A.

Strengths

Clients say: "They manage to make the subject very understandable to lay people."

Sources appreciate that "they are pragmatic and clearly explain the risk."

Clients report: "They make recommendations and give us a way forward."

Work highlights

Advised JD Sports on the legitimate use of personal data following its acquisition of Pretty Green.

Notable practitioners

Helena Brown excels in data protection, combining this with her strength in information technology. Her market expertise makes her one of the foremost choices for household names seeking both general GDPR advice and support with tech-related data compliance.
"She is hugely pragmatic and commercial, and she really gets what's important to us." "She can turn the very complex into bite-sized chunks."

Ross McKenzie acts for an impressive FTSE 100 client base, including companies in the retail and energy sectors. He provides the full rage of data advice, from assisting with compliant data transfers to supporting clients with subject access requests and breach response.
"He appreciates the bigger picture and helps us prioritise." "He's brilliant: he's attentive and very responsive. He doesn't sit on the fence, and he understands our risk profile."

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Data Protection & Information Law Department

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

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Exchange Tower

19 Canning Street

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 8EH

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Data Protection & Information Law


Helena Brown
Band 1
Ross McKenzie
Up and Coming