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Bates Wells

Data Protection & Information Law

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What the team is known for

Highly developed information law capabilities in relation to the charity and third sector. Experienced in handling contentious proceedings in connection with data protection, including cases heard in the Supreme Court. Also advises on matters concerning the Freedom of Information Act. Attracts an impressively diverse nationwide client base that includes healthcare entities and public sector bodies.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are thoroughly professional, friendly, effective and efficient."

Sources report: "They provide responses and advice in a timely manner and are able to consider issues from our perspective and identify the level of risk and potential compromises."

Work highlights

Advised Trussell Trust on a request for disclosure of personal data received from a third party and the implications under UK data protection law, including the available arguments to withhold personal data and the related impact on food banks.

Notable practitioners

Hannah Lyons routinely supports charities with their data requirements. She is especially familiar with the application and compliance of data laws pertaining to financial donors.
"She is really intelligent, highly intellectual and a practical lawyer who cannot do more to help."


Melanie Carter is sought after to assist clients with the application of privacy legislation across highly regulated markets. She maintains her reputation as a strong choice for third sector clients seeking guidance on GDPR and the FOIA.

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Overview

We understand that the right approach to data privacy can be a real asset to your organisation. We also recognise the impact that good privacy practices can have on wider society.

We’re embedded in the sectors we service, particularly tech companies, charities and not-for-profits, and we understand  how the rules impact you. We keep on top of data protection authorities’ guidance.

We know that you need advice that lets you carry on doing what you need to do. We bring clear solutions and pragmatic guidance.

For more information, visit https://bateswells.co.uk/services/data-privacy/


Data Protection & Information Law

Bates Wells

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Location

10 Queen Street Place

London

Greater London

UK

EC4R 1BE

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Data Protection & Information Law


Hannah Lyons
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Melanie Carter
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