Services to Public and Voluntary Sector
We Understand Your Sector
Because we have a deep understanding of the unique challenges that face our public sector clients we can deliver rapid, relevant and cost effective advice.

Many of our team work regularly for the public sector. Paula Williamson, Principal Solicitor at ILP is the founder and chair of the Solicitors in Local Government Information Law Group ( West Midlands branch of The Law Society).
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Discounted Rates with our “Tap in” Service
Avoid the high cost of a permanent in-house information lawyer by tapping into our expertise as and when you need it. We know you are committed to complying with the information law regulatory regime. Equally we know that you require value for money. Talk to us about our discounted hourly and daily rates or discounted fixed fee work.

This is What We Do for Public and Voluntary Sector Clients
Advice and Guidance
Advice and guidance in data protection, freedom of information, Environmental Information Regulations, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA); The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECA); The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005; records management and EDRM; data security.
Dealing with difficult Subject Access or Freedom of Information requests; vexatious requests, complaints and reviews.
Drafting data processing agreements; commercial contract clauses relating to information, Re-use of PSI licences; charging policies.
Specific advice to Human Resources, Occupational Health, Children and Adult Services, in-house lawyers and Information Officers.
Monitoring employees; Use of internet and communications policy; CCTV

Information Audits
We carry out compliance audits to assess your organisation’s level of compliance with data protection and or freedom of information laws. We also carry out fixed fee web site audits for compliance with DPA, PECA and related e-commerce laws. Find out more »

Training
We deliver practical and cost competitive training in all aspects of information law and management. What’s more, our public and voluntary sector clients benefit from discounted course fees.
Choose between our centrally based courses or bespoke training at your premises. Find out more »

Free Advice with DataPedia
Get free advice and keep up to date with developments in information management with our newsletter DataPedia. It contains regular features devoted to Public Sector issues.

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Services to Business
Advice and Guidance
Advice and guidance in data protection, freedom of information, Environmental Information Regulations, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA); The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECA); The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005; records management and EDRM; data security
Dealing with Subject Access Requests under the Data Protection Act .
Drafting data processing agreements; commercial contract clauses relating to information
Specific advice to Human Resources, Occupational Health, in-house lawyers and Information Officers
Monitoring employees; Use of internet and communications policy; CCTV
Understanding how the Freedom of Information Act affects you when you contract with the public sector

Information Audits
We carry out compliance audits to assess your organisation’s level of compliance with data protection and or freedom of information laws. We also carry out fixed fee web site audits for compliance with DPA, PECA and related e- commerce laws.
Find out more »

Training
We deliver practical and cost competitive training in all aspects of information law and management. Choose between our centrally based courses or bespoke training at your premises. Find out more »

Free Advice with DataPedia
Get free advice and keep up to date with developments in information management with our newsletter DataPedia.

Register for DataPedia here »
Services to Individuals
Want to understand how to obtain information from a public authority?
Want to know what personal information an organisation holds about you?
Not sure which legislation applies?
Have you had an application for information refused or partially refused?

We can provide advice and guidance to individuals.

Talk to us about our discounted rates for individuals.

Website Compliance Checks
Our website compliance checks are carried out by a specialist data protection lawyer at The Information Law Practice – someone who is familiar with the relevant data protection legislation that applies to web sites and who knows about the typical areas where companies often fail to get it right. We know you have worked hard on your website and you want to ensure that it complies with the various data protection laws.

What Will the Web Site Review Include?
The objective of the Review is to assess your website for its level of compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and where relevant The Privacy of Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 as they relate to electronic marketing to your customers.

Not only will we review your website, we will also provide you with a detailed Report which tells you where you are getting it wrong, your current level of compliance and our suggested recommendations. The report also contains a useful explanation of the information laws that apply to your website. We keep our explanations of the law clear and concise.

The Review will examine those pages of your website which typically trigger data protection compliance issues. For example, your Home Page, Privacy Policy and any legal statement that may appear on your site. Where relevant, we will also examine the way in which site users register their details with you and any invitation to receive electronic marketing eg. By email or text message. In order to keep the cost of the review fixed and reasonable we cannot necessarily examine every page on your website, especially if there are lots of them.

What does the Review not cover?
The Review and Report does not cover those aspects of your website which do not relate to data protection. For example, the review will not cover an examination of the Terms and Conditions which your web site operates under (except those aspects relating directly to data protection issues), consumer legislation (such as the Distance Selling legislation) or intellectual property matters.

Finally, the Review and Report does not include any remedial work which has been recommended in the Report eg. Drafting of a Privacy Policy (unless otherwise agreed with The Information Law Practice in advance).

If you would like help implementing any of the recommendations contained in this Report or indeed other issues relating to your website or business generally, we will be very happy to provide you with a quote for that work. If you require help with legal issues which The Information Law Practice does not cover we can if you request us to do so, refer you to our preferred partner law firm who will also be pleased to discuss your requirements with you and provide you with a quote for any work you require.

How much does the data protection website review cost?
Most of our website compliance checks are fixed fee.

Website (without e-commerce functionality) £500 plus VAT
Website (with e-commerce functionality) £650 plus VAT

For more information contact us:


Telephone: 01386 793632
Email: moc.ecitcarpwalnoitamrofnieht@ofni