GDPR & consent:
10 questions law firms are asking

Recorded on: October 18, 2017 – 12:00 PM

When it comes to the GDPR, consent is still a major concern for law firms. Most firms have made progress, yet many still have questions regarding how they collect, store and manage consent - or whether consent is required at all.

The answer is not always straightforward and is most often specific to individual circumstances. As a result, many firms have received ambiguous advice, leading them to conclude that consent is the only option. 

In this Q&A webinar with Short Richardson & Forth Solicitors, we explore the other forms of lawful basis and discuss where they may be a valid alternative to consent. We also address many of the concerns raised in our recent GDPR Roadshow, ran in conjunction with 4 law societies across the UK. In particular we cover gathering consent from 3rd parties, re-gaining consent from existing databases and the rules surrounding corporate communications.

In this webinar we explore:

  • The 10 most common questions on consent

  • The 6 lawful basis' for processing

  • Gathering consent when receiving data from 3rd parties

  • How the rules differ when processing corporate data

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About the Speakers

David Gibson

David Gibson

Partner, Short Richardson & Forth Solicitors

Having trained and worked in London, advising a range of clients from major trade unions to leading media organizations, David relocated to the North East and joined Short Richardson & Forth in 2015.

He advises a range of clients from the transport sector through to care/education clients on employment issues. David has a keen interest in corporate governance and regularly provides training to company directors. He is also a member of the Charity Law Association.


Matthew Newton

Joint Managing Director, Oosha

With over 20 years’ experience in the internet connectivity, cloud and managed service arena, Matt has gained a wealth of knowledge. As a proven guru in everything Tech, Matt regularly spreads his wisdom at technology events across the country.

Matt’s aim for Oosha is simple – to make IT simple for customers. Allowing them to focus on running their business, without being let down by, or worrying about technology. 

Expertise in the professional sector, in particular, has helped Matt provide many effective IT solutions, created specifically for those in the legal and accounting sectors.