LLB (Hons) University of Exeter
Dip Legal Practice
Stephanie is a Solicitor and Principal of the specialist data protection and privacy law firm, Pritchetts.
Having trained with Top 50 UK Law Firm, Burges Salmon LLP, Stephanie qualified into the Company Commercial Department. Stephanie was the “go to” person at the firm for all data protection, privacy and freedom of information matters 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:
In particular, Stephanie has over a decade’s experience advising a wide range of national and international private, public and third sector clients on all aspects of data protection, freedom of information and privacy law. Amongst other matters, this has included advising on large data protection and data retention audits, implementing internal compliance programmes and policies, compliant transfer of data in and outside the EEA, buying and selling of databases, direct marketing and website compliance, data security, use of CCTV and dealing with subject access requests as well as on the interaction between freedom of information and data protection legislation.
- 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
Stephanie also provides clients with advice in relation to IP exploitation, IT, outsourcing, e-commerce and general commercial legal issues.
As well as advising her own clients, she provides consultancy and training services to market-leading privacy company, Privacy and Data Protection Limited.
Stephanie is an experienced speaker and trainer and is known for a training style which focuses on practical matters and for giving business-minded feedback to participant’s queries. She also presents the 'Data Protection Essential Knowledge', 'Data Protection in the Workplace' and 'Training Staff in Data Protection' Data Protection Practitioner Certification courses in the UK and Ireland.
More details of our training services are set out on the Training page.
Stephanie is also a regular contributor to the market leading 'Privacy & Data Protection Journal' and 'Data Protection Ireland' as well as writing for many other independent magazines and journals.
Outside the work environment, Stephanie enjoys sailing, swimming and travelling to new countries (the latter being hampered a little at the moment by her young children).