General Data Protection Regulation
We are pleased to offer our GDPR Transition Service, which we can tailor to your organisation’s specific requirements, and which is designed to make the transition to compliance with the new regime as painless as possible.
The support we provide includes a Privacy Impact Assessment, Implementation Plan, guidance and training for different types of companies and departments and staff within them, contract templates and amendments and ongoing support.
+ GDPR privacy impact assessment/data mapping
We can support you in conducting a GDPR privacy impact assessment (“PIA”) of your organisation. This will enable us and you to identify the “GDPR gaps”, as well as any data protection weaknesses generally (from the legal perspective), in your organisation where adjustments are required or recommended.
+ GDPR amendments to customer contracts
We can support you with this process, including by providing template wording and/or tailoring clauses into customer contracts, as required.
+ Template GDPR-compliant schedule for data processor contracts
The GDPR contains much stricter rules about what provisions all your data processor contracts (i.e. supplier contracts where your supplier will or may process personal data on your behalf) must contain.
We can prepare standard data processor contracts and/or provide you with template schedules, as required, to help you comply with these rules while also aiming to reduce the disruption factor to your existing relationships with your suppliers.
+ General “quick guides” for key departments
We are aware that different key departments of your organisation handle personal data in different ways. We can provide overview guides to assist these departments with GDPR-compliant processing of personal data.
+ GDPR training
We can provide GDPR training to suit the needs of your organisation.
+ Ad hoc support
We can provide ad hoc support for other GDPR-related issues that may arise during this GDPR-transition process and beyond.
+ Support with GDPR developments
Guidance on GDPR rules and enforcement in key areas is still pending (from both the Article 29 Working Party and the ICO). With this in mind, we are on hand to support you where newly published guidance results in the need or desire to make amendments to your legal documents relating to personal data processing.
News & Insights
Legal Spotlight | Reducing Legal Risk
Articles of Association & Insuring Against Risk
Articles of Association
Articles of Association (“Articles”) are rarely considered as the contract between a company and its shareholder(s) or the basic manual for the operation of that company, but this is exactly what they are.
Once a client realises the importance of this document a Corporate lawyer is sometimes asked about the consequences of a company incorrectly filing the wrong set of Articles at Companies House. The error often occurs due to an administrative error. In such circumstances is the company bound by those Articles?
Insuring Against Risk
Businesses expose themselves to risks every day, making it essential to have the right insurance in place.
One legal claim or catastrophic event could be enough to wipe out a small business or make a serious dent in a larger one. Fortunately, businesses have access to a wide range of insurance products to protect them, and it is imperative you consider the risks relevant to your business and ensure your business is insured accordingly.