Stuart Crook

Senior Associate Solicitor

Biography

Stuart is a senior associate solicitor in the firm’s regulatory department specialising in data privacy and information law. Stuart qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and was appointed a senior associate of the firm in 2017. 

Stuart advises companies and other organisations on all aspects of data privacy law including:

  • How to ensure full and cost-effective compliance with data privacy, data protection and information law
  • Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Defending complaints and damages claims for breach of the Data Protection Act, misuse of private information and breach of confidence
  • ICO investigations
  • Marketing practices and compliance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR)
  • Data security and compliance with the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive)
  • Statutory appeals
  • Judicial review

As part of his practice in this area, Stuart provides the following services:

  • Legal advice on specific issues relating to data privacy law
  • Drafting contracts, privacy notices and terms and conditions
  • Privacy impact assessments
  • Health checks, data audits and risk assessments
  • Advising on and drafting policies and procedures
  • Staff training
  • Dealing with subject access requests
  • Advice and assistance with managing data breaches
  • Advice and assistance in dealing with complaints and litigation

In addition, Stuart has also assisted many private individuals in bringing compensation claims for breach of the Data Protection Act, misuse of private information and breach of confidence. He also advises individuals regarding other aspects of data protection law including the right to be forgotten.