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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Ben Wootton Promoted to Partner of Pritchetts Law LLP


On 6 April 2018, Ben Wootton was promoted to Partner of Pritchetts Law LLP. Ben has been a Senior Solicitor for Pritchetts Law for nearly four years.

The specialist data protection law firm has shown strong growth since it was founded in 2009 by Partner Stephanie Pritchett.

In recognition of its outstanding offering, Pritchetts Law was once again ranked as a leading national and regional firm in the most recent edition of The Legal 500. This well-regarded
directory of top UK law firms describes Pritchetts Law as a highly recommended specialist firm with extensive and in-depth data protection and privacy expertise’”.

After setting up Pritchetts Law nine years ago, Stephanie quickly established its status as a leading UK data protection specialist firm. It advises a wide range of clients across many sectors, consistently punching above its weight and winning work from larger competitors.


Stephanie and Ben have featured on various BBC television and radio programmes, discussing topical data protection issues. They also speak regularly at events and conferences, as well as delivering market-leading data protection and GDPR training courses.

Since Ben joined the firm in 2014, clients have come to recognise his strength in this area. In its independent ranking of Ben Wootton as a “Recommended Lawyer”, The Legal 500 commends “his knowledge of data protection [and] strong feel for the commercial realities that companies face”. See more about our independent rankings here.

Of Ben’s promotion, Stephanie Pritchett said, “I am delighted to formalise what has already been a great partnership with my colleague, Ben Wootton. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have such a smart, dedicated and extremely personable partner aboard the good ship Pritchetts Law LLP.

Of entering into partnership at Pritchetts Law LLP, Ben said, “Stephanie has worked tirelessly to build an extremely well-regarded practice over the last nine years. I am looking forward to continuing the excellent work we have done together over the last four years. We both aim to help clients achieve their commercial objectives while navigating the choppy waters of data protection – we make a great team.”

The team have most recently been helping clients across the UK, and internationally, with preparations for compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In fact, so great is the demand for the expertise of Pritchetts Law LLP that the firm has recently recruited a consultant solicitor, Al Goodwin, who is a senior commercial contracts specialist lawyer. He trained at top City law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, going on to work at several well-known global and national firms (including five years as a partner successfully growing a new practice area). Al has most recently spent two years as Head of Commercial in a global advanced manufacturing and engineering group.

For more information about what Pritchetts Law LLP can offer, visit the firm’s website. For comment on topical data protection issues, read the Pritchetts Law LLP blog, and follow the firm on LinkedIn and Twitter.