Pritchetts is a niche independent commercial law firm specialising primarily in the provision of legal and consultancy advice in respect of European data protection and freedom of information legislation. We also provide legal advice in relation to many general commercial, sports law, IT and IP matters.
Data Protection & Privacy
Data Protection is an area of increasing importance in the new technological age and is a rapidly developing area of law. The difficulty faced by Organisations trying to achieve compliance has meant that this area of law has been increasingly plunged into the media spotlight over recent years.
This, together with the UK Information Commissioner’s new power to fine organisations up to £500,000 and dawn raid powers - already in place for the public sector and expected to come soon for the private sector - has meant this area has developed from a “nice to have” to a “must have”. Ignoring data protection issues carries a genuine threat of large fines, potential imprisonment and serious adverse PR.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act was brought into force as a further step towards open government, requiring public bodies to provide information on any subject. The public bodies can, however, use a number of exemptions under the Act to avoid providing the requested information. It has proven difficult for public bodies to comply with and for individuals to understand how to best make successful applications.
And… that is not all we do! We also have a great deal of experience advising on general commercial, sports law, IP exploitation, IT, e-commerce and general commercial issues.
At Pritchetts, we work hard to:
We understand that, in particular, data protection and freedom of information compliance doesn’t have obvious direct returns for business. You will therefore need advice at reasonable - and often fixed - rates. We use our experience spanning over a decade to deliver focused advice in the manner that best suits your business.
Provide client-focused, clear and practical advice
Ensure our clients receive a personal experience
Provide a cost-effective commercial service
Assist our clients to navigate the information law maze and understand what their rights and responsibilities are
Provide comprehensive but succinct and understandable ‘Plain English’ advice in an area that we are passionate about.
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Pritchetts is authorised and regulated by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority under Firm ID number 521596.