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data protection and legal compliance consultant

Gary O'Reilly, Evesham, United Kingdom


15 - 24 years

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Locum Privacy/Compliance Solicitor Public Law Solicitor Regulatory Solicitor data protection officer data protection consultant + 4 more


Employment law Governance Corporate governance Legal advice Legal document + 15 more

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I am a certified data protection practitioner and privacy lawyer (non-practising). I assist organisations in meeting their compliance obligations. Full details of my services are on my website http://**********.***)

With the added advantage of a legal background I am able to provide a deeper and more complete understanding of compliance issues. I have worked in-house, in private practice and in the public sector, where I recently assisted with GDPR implementation for the largest local authority in Europe.


United Kingdom

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My experience

2017 - 2019   job
Privacy Law /Compliance Law Solicitor BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL.
* Reviewing all data protection policy documentation and guidance and updating to incorporate the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
* Preparing data sharing and processing agreements with commercial and procurement teams and incorporating GDPR compliant contract clauses.
* Reviewing employee contracts with employment law team and amending terms/clauses to ensure compliance with GDPR.
* Working with external consultants and corporate governance team in providing GAP analysis of the Councils' position in respect of GDPR and acting upon requirements identified.
* Freedom of Information advice.
* Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA's).
* Leading member of data breach team.
* DPO for schools within Birmingham region.
Gdpr, Compliance, Contracts

2008 - 2015   job
* Provided support to offer legal advice and representation to RCN members in matters relating to regulatory proceedings arising out of the NHS and Independent healthcare sectors.
* Oversaw proceedings commenced by the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Scheme, and in appeals before the Care Standards Tribunal (CST).
* Afforded advice and representation to RCN members in topics including the NHS Alert letter system and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), personal injury and data protection.
* Made a significant contribution to high profile cases including the Mid Staffordshire scandal.
* Recorded accurate case records, and client files, reviewed and analysed documents, managed the flow of paperwork between interested parties, devised and issued correspondence.
* Performed duties in line with corporate and strategic plans of the organisation.

Key Achievements
* Skilfully and successfully represented members at inquests for high profile cases including charges of Gross Negligence Manslaughter.
* Delivered legal advice in respect of charges of alleged professional conduct brought by, and before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), including appeals to the High Court brought by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence or by that member.
* Researched legal precedent, investigated facts, and gathered information to represent and defend RCN members in respect of allegations brought by the Department of Health under the Protection of Vulnerable Adults scheme (PoVA) and
* Key contributor to the legal department achieving economic improvements and cost enhancements, reviewed and reduced the use of London Counsel in hearings, negotiated and agreed fees with Counsels' Chambers nationally.
* Managed department in absence of senior team members.
Support, Health, Organisation, Regulatory

2005 - 2008   job
Regulatory Solicitor IRWIN MITCHELL.
* Performed duties as part of the Regulatory and Investigations Group - at the time ranked number one in the Legal 500 for the Yorkshire and Humberside region for fraud work.
* Ensured at all time compliance with legal procedures and substance as well as absolute confidentiality in all matters.
* Utilised outstanding negotiation skills to solve issues, formulated evidence and recommendations, remained calm and professional during all communications.
* Researched, prepared and litigated own case work from initial investigation/charge through to preparation of trial in the Crown Court, Appeals and confiscation proceedings if instigated.
* Took clients' full instructions on all aspects of the case including detailed, complex and 'document heavy' evidence.
* Took witness statements, briefed Counsel, instructed experts, prepared court applications and liaised with prosecution, court and third parties.
Key Achievements
* Made a significant and effective contribution during a number of high profile heavyweight cases including the horse racing corruption case.
* Successfully represented individuals under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, Police, Revenue and Customs, Financial Services Authority and the Health and Safety Executive.
* Was able to communicate effectively with often high profile and often 'difficult' business individuals.
Compliance, Sundhed, Office, Regulatory, Safety

2003 - 2005   internship
Paralegal / Trainee Solicitor / Solicitor O'GARRA'S SOLICITORS.
* Undertook a comprehensive workload in criminal, family and occasional commercial law matters, alongside personal injury and medical negligence matters.
* First trainee with the firm.

My education

? - 2018
University of Bradford
MBA, Business Administration

2001 - 2002
Leeds Metropolitan University
Legal Practice Course, Law

? - 2001
University of Wales
Bachelors, Bachelor of Law

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