LLB (Hons) University of Exeter
LPC, University of Exeter
Stephanie is a senior Solicitor and Principal of the specialist data protection and privacy law firm, Pritchetts Law.
Having trained with Top 50 UK law firm, Burges Salmon LLP, Stephanie qualified into the Company Commercial department. Stephanie headed up the firm’s data protection, privacy and freedom of information practice before she left in 2009 and set up her own specialist practice.
Stephanie has also spent time developing her in-house commercial acumen while on industry secondments with GBR Challenge; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; and Virgin Mobile. Prior to joining Burges Salmon, Stephanie spent a year as principal in-house legal advisor to the Seattle Challenge for the America’s Cup (in the USA and in New Zealand) and then six months with the British America’s Cup team.
Stephanie specialises in the following practice areas:
Stephanie provides clients with excellent legal advice in relation to all of these areas, but she is particularly highly regarded by a wide range of national and international private, public and charitable sector clients when advising on all aspects of data protection, information and privacy law matters. More information about our advice in these areas can be found on our Our Services page.
- Data Protection, Privacy, Freedom of Information and Direct Marketing Compliance
- IT and Telecoms Supply, Procurement, Outsourcing and Offshoring
- Exploitation of Intellectual Property
- General Commercial
- Sports Law
In the 2016 publication of the Legal 500, Pritchetts Law has been independently ranked as a Leading Firm for Data Protection both nationally and regionally. The publication describes Pritchetts Law as “having a ‘reliable and expert practice’ led by the ‘immensely experienced and very friendly’ Stephanie Pritchett”.
Stephanie has featured on BBC 1’s Sunday Politics Show, BBC News and on BBC Radio discussing topical data protection issues. She is also a regular contributor of articles and commentary for industry-leading magazines and journals including the Privacy & Data Protection Journal and Data Protection Ireland as well as writing for many other independent magazines and journals. More details of our publications can be found on our Published Articles page.
In addition, Stephanie is an experienced speaker and trainer. She is known for a training style that focuses on practical matters as well as for giving business-minded feedback to participants’ queries.
Not only does Stephanie advise her own Pritchetts Law clients, she also provides legal services to several law firms, including as a regular Consultant to Foot Anstey LLP. In addition, Stephanie provides consultancy and training services to market-leading privacy company, PDP Companies Limited. Stephanie presents ‘Data Protection Essential Knowledge’, ‘Data Protection in the Workplace’ and ‘Training Staff in Data Protection’ courses for PDP as part of the Data Protection Practitioner Certification courses in the UK and Ireland.
More details of the Pritchetts Law training services are set out on our Training page.
Outside work, Stephanie enjoys sailing, swimming and travelling to new countries (the latter being hampered a little at the moment by her young children).