Partner, Shoosmiths LLP
JP is a Partner and heads the Privacy, Data & Cyber Group at national law firm Shoosmiths LLP.
With a close understanding of the regulators’ agenda, he handles a wide range of information law work including data protection, cybersecurity, e-commerce, direct marketing, data subject access and freedom of information. In recent years he has helped a wide range of clients, including multi-national retailers, financial services institutions, and major operators in the technology, automotive, transport and airline sectors successfully audit, plan for and execute strategies to comply with relevant data laws, wherever in the world they operate.
This experience and depth of insight across multiple industries, makes him a sought-after adviser for Boards on issues including data loss prevention, cybersecurity risk assessment and audits, global data transfers, and detailed incident response planning.
A skilled and calm communicator, he advises widely on preventative strategies and the practical actions companies can take to strengthen their operational processes (particularly cross-border), as well as advising on the right steps to take in the event of a data breach or cyber attack.
JP joined Shoosmiths in May 2017, having spent over 14 years at DLA Piper.