Gareth Shires

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Data Protection

Gareth has dealt with data protection issues for many years, mainly through his work with telecommunications companies. He therefore well appreciates the issues created by the Data Protection Acts for both consumers and customer-facing businesses.

In addition, Gareth has been instructed to provide advice in relation to questions of data rectification and interpretation of the exemptions, particularly as they impact on medical and other public bodies.

Gareth recognises that there is a growing trend for group actions in relation to data issues. He has particular experience of such work, having been instructed as junior counsel for the claimants in the long-running VW emissions scandal claim.

He is happy to consider instructions from both claimants and defendants.