In line with Government guidelines for safe working during the COVID pandemic, access to our office is strictly by a pre-arranged appointment only, and only where absolutely necessary. We are open for business with some staff working in the office and others from home, they can still be contacted in the usual way either by telephone or email.

In respect of your pre-arranged appointment, if you develop symptoms of COVID, or have in the last 14 days come into contact with someone with COVID or symptoms of, we ask that you contact the office by telephone/email to arrange a new appointment or discuss if there is an appropriate alternative to your meeting.

The safety of our staff and clients is of paramount importance to us and so thank you for your continued co-operation during these unprecedented times.

GDPR

On 25th May 2018, the data protection law changed and The General Data Protection Regulation, which is known as the GDPR, came into force.

The GDPR increases the safeguards for individuals regarding their personal data and it makes organisations more accountable for how they use it.

You will need to ensure that your organisation is compliant with the new Regulation.  Some key steps you should consider in your GDPR planning are:

  1. Carry out an audit of your data processing activities
  2. Check whether you need to appoint a Data Protection Officer
  3. Review your protection and security measures for personal data
  4. Understand whether you need to  keep data processing records
  5. Review and update privacy notices
  6. Ensure that there is a GDPR compliant contract between you and any organisation which processes personal data for you such as HR, payroll, IT etc.
  7. Make sure you understand when you are required to report a data security breach and ensure you know how you will handle it
  8. Check whether you are transferring any personal data outside the European Economic Area as this is restricted
  9. Plan GDPR training of staff

For help with The General Data Protection Regulation, please get in touch with Samantha Wright.