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Prettys Solicitors Ipswich

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Data Protection and Information Security

Keeping data safe, and using it properly is now a major concern for all organisations. 

Prettys’ team of specialists, led by partner Matthew Cole, is there to help you navigate your way through this rapidly developing area of the law. 

We have a number of packages tailored to helping organisations comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and then remain compliant. 

However, our expertise goes beyond pure compliance.  We can help you protect your confidential information; help you respond to a freedom of information request; and manage the consequences of a data breach.  We work closely with related technical experts, such as forensic IT providers, and information security specialists.  We have particular expertise advising on international data transfers and dealing with special categories of personal data.

GDPR Staff Training Presentation

We have prepared a short PowerPoint training session entitled "GDPR and you" which is now available for purchase; find out more here.

GDPR Workshops

We are delighted to invite you to our new GDPR workshops to provide you with training on the GDPR.  Register here. These events will be an all-day training seminar hosted at Prettys' Ipswich office.

"It was an excellent event that provided me the information I needed, in a way I could understand and apply it to my business."

"It helped address our queries and concerns about GDPR and will enable us to put in place a policy for GDPR within our Company."

Please get in touch: call us on 01473 232121, request a call back or email us


Matthew Cole

Employment Partner

e mcole@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298221

m 07736 433420

Jacqueline Cassidy


e jcassidy@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298348

Matthew Cole

"provides excellent support, guiding clients through to a successful conclusion’"

Legal 500 2017


Matthew studied law at the London School of Economics and Political Science before qualifying as a Solicitor at a leading City law firm in 1995. He joined Prettys in 1997 and became a Partner in 2002.

Matthew’s clients include FTSE 100 companies, local authorities, NHS Trusts and charities. He advises on the full range of HR issues including grievances, performance management, disputes and dismissals, and collective and strategic matters such as redundancies and restructurings, mergers and outsourcing exercises, and policy making. He also advises on pensions matters to the extent to which they affect employers, and data protection. Matthew’s clients span a range of sectors, but he has particular expertise in working with organisations within healthcare, logistics, leisure, local government, aviation, insurance and bloodstock. He also acts for senior executives.

Matthew is the UK contributor to the American Bar Association’s Global Guide to Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law.

Matthew also advises on issues relating to data protection and information management, including implementation of the GDPR, dealing with subject access requests and advising organisations on loss of data, data theft and the data transfer.  He provides training on data protection compliance, both to businesses generally, and in specific contexts, in particular in respect of the transfer and use of health-related data.

Matthew’s recent work includes:

Emma Loveday-Hill

Senior Associate

e elovedayhill@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298266

m 07791 083683

Emma Loveday-Hill

Emma graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Law before completing the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in London where she obtained a distinction. Emma qualified as a Solicitor in September 2011.

Emma joined Employment Services team in January 2012 after completing her training contract at a large commercial law firm with offices in Cambridge, London and Singapore.

Emma advises a range of public and private sector clients within a variety of sectors (including healthcare, transport and logistics, not for profit, finance and property) on all employment and human resources related matters, including performance management, sickness absence, restructures and disciplinary and grievance matters.  Emma also advises on policies and procedures and delivers training sessions to clients on a variety of topics.

Emma’s recent work includes:

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Complying with the GDPR Dealing with subject access requests Dealing with data breaches Data transfers and commercial exploitation of data Breaches of confidentiality and data theft Dealing with freedom of information requests

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