Legal Update: Data Protection - ICO’s Recent Enforcement Action

Over recent months the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a number of enforcement notices and fines to those companies that have acted in breach of Data Protection law.

Our commercial solicitor, Dan Dowen, gives an overview of recent actions taken by the ICO to combat such illegal behaviour.

June 2018

At the end of June, the ICO took enforcement action against two firms for making nuisance calls – Our Vault Limited and Horizon Windows Limited.  

Is Your Brand Protected?

If your brand name or logo is important to you, consider trademark protection

When starting up a new business there are so many things to think about, from deciding your legal entity to who provides the office stationary. The mammoth task of decision making required at this stage can be overwhelming and vital considerations can often slip under the radar.

GDPR - Just 1 Week To Go!!

On the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force across the European Union and Berry Smith are asking one question:


It is essential that businesses understand that it is not enough to just comply with GDPR but they must also be able to demonstrate their compliance. This is known as Accountability (Article 2.1 GDPR).

Accountability is achieved by ensuring that the key GDPR principles are not only embedded within your organisation but also having in place the appropriate and necessary documentation and policies.