The General Data Protection Regulation 2016 took effect in the UK and Europe in May 2018. The new regime is not only more onerous but will carry the risk of hugely increased fines - up to Euro 20m or 4% annual worldwide turnover whichever is greater.

Data lawyers

In today’s data-driven world, navigating the complexities of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK Data Protection Act (DPA) compliance can be challenging. At Wellers we have experuienced, specialist lawyers to guide and protect your business and ensure your organisation is up-to-date and in compliance with the ever-evolving legal framework.

Our Comprehensive Services:

  • GDPR and DPA Compliance Audits – comprehensive audits to assess your current data protection practices, identify potential gaps, and recommend tailored solutions for achieving compliance.
  • Data analysis – identifying the personal data you hold, its purpose, and legal basis for processing, the legal risks and providing a clear understanding of your data landscape.
  • Policy Development and Implementation – we draft and implement robust data protection policies and procedures, ensuring your organization adheres to best practices and legal requirements.
  • Data transfer –  outside the UK and worldwide generally. There are rules which affect this so it is crucial to understand these patterns.
  • Privacy – advice on appointment of a data protection officer and privacy impact assessments.
  • Subject Access Requests (SARs) and Data Breaches – expert advice on managing data breaches effectively, minimizing risk and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Staff Training –  bespoke data protection training programs for your employees, raising awareness and fostering a culture of data compliance within your organization.
  • Data breach legal advice – advice on handling failures if they arise and minimising your reputational damage if there is a serious failure such as a cyber-attack. Advice on dealing with customers/individuals if their data is leaked and approaching the regulator.

Data audit service

We offer a legal audit, designed to provide a full legal assessment, helping you to control the risks for your organisation. This process assesses both day to day and longer term risks and includes an examination of:

  • The different types of data you hold
  • What happens to that data in your organisation
  • Where the biggest risks for non-compliance are
  • How to achieve compliance in a way that is appropriate, proportionate and cost effective for your organisation

Once we assess the extent to which you comply with the rules we deliver a user-friendly report identifying what you need to do against a clear Red/Amber/Green warning system.

This approach enables you to spot the most urgent corrective action you need to take to minimise the risk of serious breaches by your organisation as well as highlighting other steps you ought to take so that systems and controls can be put in place which will reduce the risk of serious failures.

Download our Guide to GDPR

Please contact us on 020 7481 2422 or email  for more information on our data health-check service