Business Legal Services

Data Protection Officer Support Services

Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) service is specially designed to help existing DPOs looking for additional day to day support or expertise. 

Our team offer a comprehensive range of services, working with closely your DPO so you can be confident in meeting your data protection compliance requirements.

Compliance with data protection law is no longer negotiable for businesses across the UK. DPOs, whether newly appointed or from a data protection background, can find it challenging to meet their responsibilities, in what around what are often complex and sensitive matters.  We can help you in ensuring comprehensive compliance with data protection laws.

How can we help?


Experts in data protection & privacy law

As well as offering Data Protection Officer support services, our team can assist you across all areas of data protection & privacy law, including:

Ensure a robust data compliance strategy with our data protection solicitors

When you engage one of our data protection solicitors to assist you in carrying out DPO obligations for your business, you get specialist legal advice and practical guidance where you need it most so you can have peace of mind around your data protection compliance. Whilst our advice and expertise doesn’t reduce your legal obligations as a business under data protection legislation, it can significantly reduce the amount of staff resources you need to devote to data protection issues across your business. For example, we can assist with:

Assessing whether you should appoint a DPO

Remember, the obligation to have a DPO in place depends on the type of data you process not necessarily on the size of your business.

Informing and advising your employees on their data protection obligations

Providing bespoke staff training on the key data protection issues that apply to your business

Our training helps foster increased staff awareness of data protection issues and helps staff handle those issues as they arise, including consent queries and subject access requests.

Devising a monitoring programme, among your staff.

Carrying out data protection audits

To reduce the possibility of sanctions and demonstrate to the ICO that your business is GDPR compliant.

Carrying out data protection impact assessments, ahead of large scale projects or when your business processes high risk or sensitive information.

Ensuring your business follows ICO guidance

As well as, best practice recommendations relating to data retention policies.

Providing advice and support in relation to data breaches, and assisting with any subsequent investigations.

Supporting you with managing data subject access requests

Benefits of using our services

It demonstrates commitment to compliance

Partnering with us demonstrates that you are committed to taking data protection seriously.

Get specialist advice, quickly, when you need it most

Your DPO role is specialist in nature. You are the point of contact for all staff when any data protection issues arise internally and the public face of compliance for your organisation. Our lawyers consistently keep up-to-date with the field of data protection and they are used to working with businesses of all kinds across a wide range of industry sectors. When you need it most, it’s crucial for you to be able to access the right data protection expertise quickly so you can practically apply the law to your operations.

Reduce the risk of data breaches

If a data breach occurs, your business may incur sanctions and suffer reputational damage. Our experts can spot potential problem areas and advise on the appropriate action to help limit the risk of breaches from happening or assist in mitigation and liaison with the ICO if necessary.  Our team regularly draft bespoke training and help implement controls to target and limit the risk across your vulnerable areas.

Keep costs to a minimum

Many businesses choose to train key staff to carry out the DPO function, but this is expensive and time consuming. We provide practical support, ideal for existing DPOs who require additional support or expertise. Our data protection solicitors offer a cost-effective service providing expert knowledge in their field.

An objective approach to your data protection issues

As external experts we can take an objective, high-level view of the data protection issues facing your business, removing any conflicts of interest, and reducing internal bureaucracy. In practice this means we can assist your different functions to implement a culture of data protection by default and design at the development of any new product or service.


Who we help: Data protection officers and data protection managers

Our data protection team advises on all aspects of data protection legislation. In the course of our work, we find many organisations are concerned about their obligations in complying with data protection laws. We help ensure that you have the correct advice on how to maintain compliance with the current legislation.


Testimonials

What our clients say

What I’ve been most impressed with is the way Rob and Ed have dug deep, independently, into our website and made sure every base is covered. They’ve looked under the surface of the website and highlighted areas where we need to ensure we have correct terms and policies in place. That’s first-class support.
Lameece Nagib Head of Operations, Hopin
When I heard about Harper James’s Enterprise subscription service, it struck me as being a disruptive model and I was really impressed. One of the main things about Harper James is that I actually use their services without hesitation. We’ve experienced high levels of professionalism with Harper James, and all for a reasonable cost.
Nick Thompson MD, DCSL Software
Harper James solicitors don’t speak in the legalese which I have heard too many times from other solicitors and which is totally unhelpful. What I’m after is focused, considered advice about the specific situations that I face. By which I mean, do you think this is a good idea? Their response might be ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. One word is often all I’m looking for! My solicitor gives a view and I really value that.
Tom Davenport MD & Co-Founder, Alvius
I've enjoyed working with Harper James Solicitors and we are in good shape thanks to their help.
Steve Dunlop CEO, A Million Ads
Harper James have been incredibly professional and responsive. They immediately understood the challenges we have. Not only those of any small business, but those relating to building a piece of complex tech, and they have been able to help us navigate that from a legal perspective.
Alastair MacGregor Founder, Do IT
Quick and responsive to our needs.
Stuart Young MD, Etive Technologies
Harper James have become a vital part of our business. We get quality advice from experienced solicitors at prices that other firms do not appear to be able to match.
Veejay Lingiah CEO, Flash Sticks
Over the years Harper James have helped us navigate complex legal issues and red tape, providing distilled options and legal consultancy that far exceeds the service levels we’ve previously experienced from more traditional law firms. The team act like our own in-house counsel so, regardless of which lawyer we work with, we feel supported and that they truly have our best interests at heart.
Michael Edwards Co-Founder, Inspire Group
What I’ve been most impressed with is the way Rob and Ed have dug deep, independently, into our website and made sure every base is covered. They’ve looked under the surface of the website and highlighted areas where we need to ensure we have correct terms and policies in place. That’s first-class support.
Lameece Nagib Head of Operations, Hopin
When I heard about Harper James’s Enterprise subscription service, it struck me as being a disruptive model and I was really impressed. One of the main things about Harper James is that I actually use their services without hesitation. We’ve experienced high levels of professionalism with Harper James, and all for a reasonable cost.
Nick Thompson MD, DCSL Software
Harper James solicitors don’t speak in the legalese which I have heard too many times from other solicitors and which is totally unhelpful. What I’m after is focused, considered advice about the specific situations that I face. By which I mean, do you think this is a good idea? Their response might be ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. One word is often all I’m looking for! My solicitor gives a view and I really value that.
Tom Davenport MD & Co-Founder, Alvius
I've enjoyed working with Harper James Solicitors and we are in good shape thanks to their help.
Steve Dunlop CEO, A Million Ads
Harper James have been incredibly professional and responsive. They immediately understood the challenges we have. Not only those of any small business, but those relating to building a piece of complex tech, and they have been able to help us navigate that from a legal perspective.
Alastair MacGregor Founder, Do IT
Quick and responsive to our needs.
Stuart Young MD, Etive Technologies
Harper James have become a vital part of our business. We get quality advice from experienced solicitors at prices that other firms do not appear to be able to match.
Veejay Lingiah CEO, Flash Sticks
Over the years Harper James have helped us navigate complex legal issues and red tape, providing distilled options and legal consultancy that far exceeds the service levels we’ve previously experienced from more traditional law firms. The team act like our own in-house counsel so, regardless of which lawyer we work with, we feel supported and that they truly have our best interests at heart.
Michael Edwards Co-Founder, Inspire Group

Why choose Harper James Solicitors?

You can be confident that we understand the law as it applies to your business. We won’t ask you to do anything you don’t need to or waste valuable resources in complying with rules that don’t apply to you. Our lawyers have the confidence and technical expertise to deal with queries as they occur in a professional and efficient way. Our goal is always to strengthen the image of your company and help you build up the trust of the regulator and the people who use your services.

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to fit your business needs

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:

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Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.

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Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.



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