Carl is an employment and privacy partner with extensive experience across a wide spectrum of contentious and non-contentious commercial and employment project and policy work. He is best known for his ability to understand a client’s requirements and then explain how it can be delivered.
Carl has over 23 years of post-qualification experience (nine years of which has included data protection work), including many years of in house experience as Senior Employment Lawyer and Data Controller at Northern Foods plc – subsequently acquired by 2 Sisters Foods Group – and Senior Employment Lawyer at Asda Stores Ltd. While in these positions, Carl managed Data Protection Issues for the business while supervised paralegal support staff who dealt with those issues (Asda).
Since returning to private practice, Carl has advised many businesses, public sector organisations and individuals in relation to various data protection issues, most recently advising on several GDPR compliance programmes. His recent experience includes membership of the gunnercooke team which is advising a large international financial services organisation upon GDPR compliance across its international portfolio of Group businesses. This project has been running for ten months and has included extensive reviews of privacy documentation including the privacy statements used by the different Group businesses across the international footprint of the Group. Carl has also advised “The School of Life”, an international coaching organisation, in relation to GDPR compliance across their international businesses structure.
Previous Law Firms
Carl's greatest strength is his ability to understand your requirement and then to explain how it can be delivered. Whilst he is very clear on the law and its constraints he sees these as barriers to be overcome rather than barriers to delivering the desired outcome. Overall he is a consumate professional who has delivered results time and time again.
I have worked with Carl for a couple of years. He has been during that time an integral part of the business. As you would expect, Carl has an exceptionally good understanding of the law but his experience goes much further than that. He is a commercially focused lawyer that has shown his ability time and time again to work with my HR teams across the business on individual cases at their sites all the way through to working with Directors on complex business projects. He has worked with me very successfully on senior level individual employment issues and very important, complicated, collective union matters affecting hundreds of employees providing detailed, knowledgeable and pragmatic guidance.