Alex is regularly instructed by government departments, police forces, companies and private individuals in both contentious and non-contentious data protection matters. He frequently appears before the Information Tribunal in Freedom of Information Act cases.He is instructed, on behalf of Warwickshire PCC (the lead respondent in a series of stayed cases), in a significant Information Tribunal appeal brought by Privacy International.
In 2017, Alex successfully represented several government agencies in High Court data protection claims. He has particular experience of dealing with persistent litigants who make repeated information/subject access requests, followed by litigation.
Alex’s role as Junior Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry includes advising on data protection issues.
In non-contentious matters, Alex recently advised a leading ‘lone worker’ alarm provider on the extent of its DPA obligations and a Harley Street clinic on the interaction between its contractual and data protection duties.
Alex regularly provides lectures on the DPA, FOIA and the GDPR. He advises on the impact of GDPR on private and public sector organisations.