Blake Morgan Data Experts Listed In Who's Who Guide

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Two data law specialists at Blake Morgan have been recognised for their expertise with inclusion in a directory of leading specialists in the field.

Sheilah Mackie and Simon Stokes, both partners in the firm’s Commercial team, are listed in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Data.

Both are specialists in data issues and in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in May and requires businesses to comply with strict measures to protect personal information and privacy.

The Guide includes the most highly nominated data lawyers according to its research – those who stand out as leaders and are held in the highest esteem by their colleagues and fellow practitioners.

Bruce Potter, Chairman at Blake Morgan, said: “Sheilah and Simon are renowned specialists who are known in the UK for their expertise in data law.

“At a time when data legislation is a pressing priority for businesses and organisations due to the imminent introduction of GDPR, we are honoured that their expertise, representative of the firm’s commitment to excellence, has been recognised in this prestigious guide.”

Both Sheilah and Simon are also listed in the main Who’s Who Legal guide as leaders in Telecommunications, Media and Technology. Sheilah, who also specialises in franchising, is additionally listed in the Legal Franchise category.

The data protection team at Blake Morgan provide pragmatic advice on data protection, freedom of information and information management for commercial businesses and the public sector. They are the only UK law firm accredited by the British Computer Society to deliver training leading to the award of the BCS (formerly ISEB) Certificates in Data Protection Law and in Freedom of Information Law. For more information visit

For more information on the directory see