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GDPR: Are you ready? How will the GDPR affect you and your business?

  • CodeBase Stirling 8-10 Corn Exchange Road Stirling, Scotland, FK8 2HU United Kingdom (map)

Are you ready for the new Europe-wide GDPR regulations? Join Sarah, Kirk and Veli-Matti from Ledingham Chalmers LLP who will be discussing how businesses can adopt best practice with data protection under the new regulations.

They will be talking about what will change when the legislation comes into force on 25 May 2018, how data protection works in practice and the main business risks.

The current duties to protect personal information about employees, clients, suppliers and contacts already place significant obligations on businesses. The new GDPR regime will add to the demands of handling data and increase the penalties in the event of breach.

Event Format:

12:00 - 12:30 Registration, lunch, networking and mingling
12:30 - 13:30 Talks from Kirk TudhopeSarah Londragan & Veli-Matti Raikkonen
13:30 - 14:00 Networking & mingling / one to ones w/ Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Our speakers

Kirk Tudhope -

Kirk heads the Ledingham Chalmers’ employment team and is accredited by the Law Society as a specialist in employment law. He is also recommended in the two leading guides to the legal profession, Chambers and Legal 500. Kirk has over 25 years experience of representing employers at Employment Tribunals. He also provides detailed advice on the many challenges that arise in the modern workplace including reorganisations, redundancy, dismissals, equal opportunities, drafting contracts and absences. Kirk has a particular interest in data protection including the appropriate handling of employee personal data and provides detailed guidance and training on the GDPR.

Sarah Londragan -

Sarah works within the corporate and commercial team, and regularly advises companies and corporate entities on acquisitions, disposals, start-ups, investments and reconstructions. She also advises on commercial contracts, intellectual property (including trade mark applications) and data protection matters. Sarah is recommended by Legal 500.

Veli-Matti Raikkonen –

Veli-Matti provides employment law and human resources advice to public and private sector employers on matters including collective consultation, redundancy issues, equal opportunities, ill health policies and discipline issues. He also represents clients at Employment Tribunals in relation to all areas of employment law. Veli-Matti also advises employers on data protection issues in the workplace, including privacy and subject access requests made during the course of Employment Tribunal proceedings. Veli is recommended by Legal 500.

This event is a collaboration with Ledingham Chalmers LLP, a full-service law firm, with offices in Stirling, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Inverness and Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce, connecting and promoting our business community in central Scotland. 

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