Cyber, Data and Information Law

All aspects of data protection and security, GDPR and compliance, electronic communications and marketing, freedom of information and support through regulatory actions.


Neil Topham

Team Leader

0113 487 7217

Our Cyber, Data and Information Law (CDIL) specialists are known for their common-sense, practical advice and regularly represent clients who are being investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and other regulatory authorities.  They advise a broad mix of private, public and charity sector clients on a wide range of CDIL issues, including data protection, privacy, electronic communications and marketing and cyber security and breach management.   

As organisations process ever more personal data, complying with statutory and common law requirements and dealing with information requests and claims can be both time consuming and resource intensive.  Getting the right advice from a specialist solicitor can assist you to manage CDIL risks before they become a costly problem for management.  

Our team has the in-depth knowledge and experience to advise on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR) and on the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and associated legislation, as well as on common law privacy and confidentiality.

Let us help you navigate these complex areas of law and provide sound, practical guidance to keep your organisation compliant with legislation which many can find confusing and difficult to correctly respond to whilst running an organisation. 

Minimise your CDIL risks

Our team has a wealth of resources to help you to minimise data security and cyber incident risks and, if the worst happens, we are available to help you effectively manage data breach and cyber-attack incidents by giving immediate advice and support.

By supporting you throughout, we will enable you to limit damage, respond effectively to press and media interest and efficiently handle requests for information. We will also support and represent you through any claims and/or regulatory authority investigations brought about by regulators such as the ICO, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Key Areas Include

  • GDPR and Data Protection Act guidance 

  • Specific data and cyber compliance advice

  • Data and cyber breach reporting and management

  • Electronic communications and marketing regulation advice

  • Using Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Requests

  • Managing data subject access rights requests

  • Implementing cyber and data security

  • Policy, privacy notice and other document drafting

  • Advice on the appointment of Data Protection Officers (DPOs) or Data Compliance Officers (DCOs)

  • Support through regulatory authority investigations and appeals process

  • Training on all aspects of GDPR, Data Protection Act, PECR, Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulation at introductory and specialist level


What to do next

Our solicitors and specialists are experienced in advising organisations in every area of their business operation. They will not cite the law at you, but will provide pragmatic advice that fits with your business’ strategy and aims.

If you want to talk to our teams, please call 03300 414 996 with your enquiry, or use the contact form below.

Alternatively, if you have access to complimentary rradarstation legal support under the Management Liability Policy ('MLP'), or if you want to report a new claim under MLP insurance, please call the rradarstation on 0800 955 611 or use the contact form below.


Need legal advice?

If you require legal advice on this matter and would like to speak to a member of our team, contact us on 03300 414 996, or by email at