In this article published in the Law Society Gazette, the former chair of the Law Society Technology & Law Reference Group warns that some of those providing advice to clients before the GDPR came into force last year may not have had the necessary expertise to do so.

Just as with any other specialist area of law, those advising on data protection and GDPR issues should only do so if they have the relevant expertise - because if clients now feel that they were misadvised (particularly if they feel they were not advised of all the options that may have been available to them under the GDPR), then they may very well consider bringing a professional negligence claim against their former advisors.

If you have concerns about any professional advice that you have been provided, or if you would like to speak to one of our data protection/GDPR specialists, please get in touch with me at m.axe@gardner-leader.co.uk.