Tim Halstead - GDPR and data protection specialist for law firms

Tim Halstead

Data Compliance Advisor

Accountant, BA (Hons),
 Business Studies, M.A. 

Tel: +44 (0)161 929 8355 
Mobile:  +44 (0)7813 064521
Tackling GDPR compliance effectively will, at last, create the potential for more law firms to capitalise on opportunities that flow from communicating more effectively with clients and other contacts.  It creates the incentive to clean the client database, improve the quality of data, introduce effective processes and get people engaged to keep it up to date.  We aim to help you make the most of this opportunity. 

With 35 years’ experience of working in industry and businesses of all sizes - 14 years’ experience of working in risk management and compliance - Tim takes a commercial and pragmatic approach in supporting the businesses and people he works with.

As a Data Protection Officer in the risk management department of a leading accountancy practice for five years, Tim has extensive hands-on experience of data compliance.   Working there on a variety of aspects of risk management projects, he applied his commercial awareness to develop pragmatic solutions for long-term projects and to addresss "business as usual" issues.   Over the last three years, he has been providing contract and consultancy support on data protection matters - particularly the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - to a wide variety of clients.

  • GDPR audit, Gap Analyses & Action Plan to determine how your current data protection practices measure up against the requirements of the GDPR using a risk-based approach and to define a time-scheduled plan of action and the resources needed to achieve compliance;
  • GDPR Governance Framework – advising on the framework required to meet the new GDPR requirements; 
  • Advice on the current Data Protection Act (DPA) requirements;
  • Advice and support in all areas of your business on the practical impementation of all aspects of GDPR and the DPA;
  • Drafting policies and procedures; and,
  • Training.
Specialties: Data Protection (including GDPR), Client Due Diligence, Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions, and risk management in professional services firms.

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