Becky is a highly experienced commercial lawyer, specialising in Data Protection and Privacy Law matters. She trained in at DAC Beachcroft in the City of London nearly 20 years ago, and then spent most of her career working in-house as the senior or sole legal adviser in a variety of sectors including Construction and Engineering, Oil and Gas, Government and Recruitment.
Since qualifying in 2002, Becky’s internal corporate clients have ranged from growing medium size companies to well-known larger international brands such as Atkins and Chevron. Most recently she worked for a boutique commercial law firm on the South Coast where she advised SMEs and start-ups mainly in the IT and Digital sector focussing on Privacy and Commercial matters.
Becky recognises the importance of building productive working relationships with clients and stakeholders alike and has a proven ability to identify and manage areas of legal risk. Due to her years of experience as an in-house legal advisor, Becky can add value to a business by dealing with legal matters from a commercial and problem-solving perspective.
She has extensive knowledge and experience of Data Protection and Privacy Law, having been the appointed subject matter expert in each legal department she has worked with since qualification. She was responsible for devising and embedding a GDPR compliant programme in two of the organisations she worked for, and most recently she held the position of Data Protection Officer at an energy company which involved reporting to the Board and CEO on a regular basis and direct liaison with the ICO on occasion.
Becky is also highly experienced in negotiating, drafting and agreeing commercial contracts for a large variety of transactions and advising on the most effective and appropriate legal structures, including:
- SaaS Agreements;
- Standard Terms and Conditions;
- Joint Venture Agreements;
- Supply and Distribution Agreements;
- Confidentiality Agreements; and
- Settlement Agreements.
Becky relocated from London to the South Coast when she became a Mum, and now enjoys the beach lifestyle. She is a keen stand up paddle boarder, and partakes in cold water swimming all year round. She also plays for a local netball team and enjoys cooking and travel. She is fluent in French, and has worked and studied in France.