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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 3 Practice Areas
3
Data Protection
7 Years Ranked

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Provided by Heather Emmerson

UK Bar

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Heather is a highly sought after junior with experience across the fields of administrative and public law, human rights, local government, regulatory law, professional discipline, information law and data protection. She is regularly instructed in ground-breaking and complex public law litigation and has particular expertise in judicial review claims. Recent public law cases include a number of high profile judicial review claims challenging the Government’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic, challenges to public authority consultation exercises and cases concerning the retention of criminal record data. Heather also advises and acts in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings on behalf of a wide range of regulatory bodies and regulated persons and has acted in a number of the leading cases in this sphere, including complex disciplinary hearings and appeals to the High Court. Heather is also a recognised expert in the field of information and data protection law and advises and litigates on behalf of a range of private and public sector clients on FOIA, GDPR, and DPA issues including data breach litigation.

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UK Bar

Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Heather Emmerson
Heather Emmerson is predominantly instructed by central and local government as well as NHS bodies to defend controversial decisions and legislation. She appears in judicial reviews and human rights claims before the domestic courts, and in matters before the European Court of Human Rights.


Data Protection - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Heather Emmerson
Heather Emmerson has a significant reputation in the data protection field. Her work in information law most commonly arises in the context of human rights and public access to the reasoning behind decisions of public bodies and government ministers. She acts in civil claims from the First-tier Tribunal to the Supreme Court, and her work has related to such topics as data retention, high-profile data breaches and human rights issues pertaining to the use of biometric data.


Professional Discipline - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Heather Emmerson
Heather Emmerson is a skilful advocate who is instructed by the Gambling Commission, the SRA and the GMC. She appears regularly in the High Court, including in judicial reviews arising from disciplinary matters.

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