A Practical Approach To GDPR Compliance
2 May 2018

A Practical Approach To GDPR Compliance


Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 1pm to 4pm
Refreshments available from 12:30pm


Offices of Watson Burton LLP, 1 St James Gate, Newcastle upon Type, NE1 4AD

Seminar Overview

Like many partners, practice and IT managers, you’re likely overwhelmed with information about the GDPR. With so much detail, mixed in with all the myths and bad advice, it can be hard to know where to focus.

If you’re not already well underway with your GDPR preparations, focusing on your highest risks when it comes to personal data is the most pragmatic approach in the little time you have left.

This event will focus on the most practical steps you can take, along with the tools you can use to quickly identify your gaps and manage your key risks from May 2018 onwards. We’ll explore technology-based risks, as well as the more common threats such as poorly informed staff and inadequate processes. And we’ll look at the specific documentation you need to have in place, should you face an external audit.


Stevie Hazelden, Information Governance Project Manager currently working in a consultancy based role within the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Matthew Newton, Operations Director, Oosha. Oosha are a leading cloud desktop and managed IT service provider for the legal sector. Matthew regularly advises law firms on the most effective IT strategies to help them modernize, stay compliant and manage external threats.

Nadia McAree, Nadia is an experienced cyber insurance professional with a demonstrated history of working in the legal and professional services sector. Nadia helps firms understand the criteria for cyber insurance policies – including how their data privacy and security impacts their insurability.


Session 1: An overview of lessons learned from implementing data security practices and creating more risk-aware cultures - Stevie Hazelden

Session 2: How technology can help accelerate your GDPR readiness - Matthew Newton

Session 3: Cyber insurance and the GDPR - Nadia McAree


Solicitor Member of Newcastle Law Society*    -    £30 (£25 + VAT)

Support Staff (Practice Managers, Paralegals,
Legal Execs, etc)                                                  -    £30 (£25 + VAT)

Additional booking from same firm for
solicitor member of support staff                         -    £24 (£20 + VAT)

Solicitor Non-Member of Newcastle Law
Society                                                                 -   £48 (£40 + VAT)

* Including members of Tees Valley Law Society


Further details are available on the downloadable booking form.