Eversheds Sutherland

Data Protection & Information Law Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Experienced in advising on a diverse range of issues within information law, including the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations. Additional noted expertise in connection with cybersecurity and in providing counsel to clients in the retail sector. Well equipped to handle emerging areas such as the impact of Brexit on data protection concerns. Adept at advising on cross-border issues.

Strengths One interviewee reports: "They provide excellent services and it's a good, seamless provision of those services."

A client says: "Their quality, commerciality and turnaround is always good."

A source states: "They provide quick and timely advice from lawyers across the world."

Work highlights Advised Specsavers on GDPR and e-privacy compliance.

Notable practitioners


Liz Fitzsimons
's practice encompasses a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. She offers data protection and freedom of information knowledge across an array of sectors, with expertise including PECR and EIR mandates.
"She has a very good grasp of the law and always provides authoritative and clear advice." "She has a very broad practice and is incredibly good at FOI." "Her knowledge of what’s going on in industry, in government and in other circles is helpful."


Paula Barrett
regularly counsels technology, media and retail clients, as well as those in an array of other industries, on data protection matters. She is knowledgeable on the application of GDPR and also advises on DSARs.
"She has a very broad practice, which is very useful." "She steps back and sees the bigger picture." "She is very commercial, very responsive, and she has got a very good way of explaining things succinctly."