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Thursday, 25 October 2018

Our Legal Support Assistant secures PC.dp qualification

Hilary Homer, our Practice Manager and Legal Support Assistant, has passed the exam for the PDP Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (PC.dp) and is now a qualified Data Protection Practitioner.

Her five-day course, which was fully up to date with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), covered essential data protection knowledge, data security, handling subject access requests and conducting data protection impact assessments.

Prior to joining our firm, Hilary has had a long career in publishing, working on educational materials for schools and editing school assemblies, technical training manuals and e-learning courses.

Thanks to her PC.dp training, Hilary now has a solid knowledge of data protection law and an understanding of the practical implications of the GDPR for organisations. This is a great asset for her continuing work in proofreading and editing documents for our firm. Our solicitors will continue to carry out all of the legal advice work on matters for our clients, but Hilary's new status as a Data Protection Practitioner will ensure that she can edit and proofread documents for our clients with an enhanced knowledge of the subject area. In this way, we can continue to create economies in our delivery for clients.

Successful completion of the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection programme demonstrates to employers and others that the candidate possesses a solid knowledge of data protection law, as well as an understanding of the practical implications for organisations of the GDPR.

Hilary said, I am thrilled to have passed this rigorous exam and am grateful to the Partners at Pritchetts for supporting my development by putting me forward for it. The course has given me an excellent grounding in data protection law at a practical level. I now have the confidence to analyse documentation with a feel for how organisations will use it. I am really enjoying using my new skills in my work!

Stephanie Pritchett, a Partner at the firm, said, My Partner, Ben Wootton, and I are delighted with Hilarys result. She worked incredibly hard to achieve this PC.dp qualification, following intensive training and studying over the last year. This PDP course is long-established and very highly regarded in the sector, and is often undertaken by Data Protection Officers and legal compliance experts alike. The course is rigorous in its education around the new and more onerous requirements of the GDPR and has brought Hilary bang up to date with the new law. Hilary is going from strength to strength in this role, is highly engaged in data protection matters and is a fabulous support to the whole team.

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