Louise Freeman focuses on complex commercial disputes, and co-chairs the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Described by Legal 500 as “one of London’s most effective partners,” Ms. Freeman helps clients to navigate challenging situations in a range of industries, including financial markets, technology and life sciences. Most of her cases involve multiple parties and jurisdictions, where her strategic, dynamic advice is invaluable.
In this blog post, we look at a recent decision by the UK Court of Appeal and a separate prosecution brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”; the UK data protection authority), which together serve as a cautionary tale for employees and prospective future employers of the risks of civil liability and criminal conviction for … Continue Reading
The English High Court has recently awarded damages in a data privacy case, with two features of particular interest. First, the nature of the claim is more reminiscent of a claim in defamation than for data privacy breaches, which is a development in the use of data protection legislation. Secondly, the damages awarded (perhaps influenced … Continue Reading
On 1 April 2020, the UK Supreme Court handed down its ruling in WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants  UKSC 12. The Court ruled that Morrisons was not vicariously liable for a data breach deliberately perpetrated by an employee. The judgment is significant in that it overturned the decisions of the two lower … Continue Reading