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Commercial Services

Data Protection & IT

The world of data and IT is defined by its continuous innovation and change. We understand the importance of adapting and making decisions quickly and effectively, ensuring we bring you fresh ideas and new industry standards and keeping you ahead of the competition.

Data protection

We advise commercial, charity and public sector organisations on data protection, privacy and freedom of information.

We take a practical and commercial attitude aimed at minimising the burden of compliance. Our approach is risk based, identifying real threats and providing you with the tools to tackle them without making unrealistic recommendations.

If you are considering changing the way you collect data or making new uses of data, we can help ensure that you comply with data protection requirements. Our team regularly advises on the data protection aspects of acquisitions, joint ventures and outsourcing.

Our expertise in the data protection and privacy requirements of e-commerce and email marketing means we are able to help you design compliant data capture systems and campaigns.

We also defend organisations facing data protection claims by individuals and investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office. As a result we understand how to deal with the contentious aspects of data protection.

 

Technology

Our expertise in technology contracts, combined with a wealth of commercial experience, means we can help you avoid many of the common pitfalls. Advising businesses, charities and public sector organisations, we advise companies from a range of sectors on information technology, procurement, software development and licensing,

Our advice helps you avoid making legal commitments you cannot honour and ensure that your business objectives match what it says in the contract. If things go wrong we can help you resolve disputes.

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Insights

Supreme Court delivers judgment on whether iPhone users entitled to compensation

Posted on 12th November 2021 in Intellectual Property

In a very clear judgment handed down on 10 November 2021, the Supreme Court has confirmed that, in order to claim compensation from an organisation which has breached its requirements as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”), an individual must prove that the failure has caused material damage or distress to the individual concerned.

Posted by

Oliver Kent

Trainee Solicitor
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Trade mark infringement and risk of confusion - Red Bull in trademark dispute with English gin firm Bullards

Posted on 24th September 2021 in Intellectual Property

Red Bull is in a trade mark dispute with Bullards, an English company named after the founding family that make handcrafted artisan gins and which claim to have used their name since 1837.

Posted by

Jessica Whittick

Trainee Solicitor