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Peter is a Legal Director specialising in data protection and privacy law. He advises clients on a wide range of data protection matters in a variety of contexts, including in relation to general data protection compliance, data processing and outsourcing arrangements, direct marketing, data subject access requests, data breaches and cross-border transfers of data.

Peter also advises on general commercial law, including in relation to outsourcing, information technology, e-commerce and intellectual property matters.

He has undertaken secondments to a global US-based financial institution, a major European pharmaceutical organisation and a FTSE 250 company. In each secondment Peter supported the internal legal teams on a variety of matters and projects, including those relating to data protection and privacy.

Peter is a lecturer on the PDP data protection practitioner's course. Peter also regularly contributes articles to academic and trade publications. He has authored articles which have been published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, and the Privacy and Data Protection Journal.



  • An international telecommunications company on the data protection and privacy issues relating to its outsourcing of an email platform for its customers
  • An international manufacturer on various data protection policies (including those relating to staff monitoring); this involved obtaining and analysing advice from a number of overseas jurisdictions
  • A large UK retailer on the outsourcing of its email marketing platform to Oracle
  • A large UK financial services provider on its general compliance with data protection law and preparations for changes in European data protection law
  • A large UK organisation on the data protection issues associated with its offering of various financial products and services on a white labelled basis.

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