Louise Weatherhead

Commercial, Intellectual Property

Title: Solicitor

Tel: 0191 226 3699

Email Louise Weatherhead

Louise is a solicitor in the Company and Commercial department. She has experience advising both private and public sector clients on a range of Data Protection and commercial matters. She advises on GDPR/Data Protection Act 2018 compliance and on data breach protocol and supports clients in the healthcare, construction, manufacturing, retail, business and professional services and leisure sectors.


  • Advising clients across public, private and the third sector on data protection compliance;
  • Guiding clients through breach notification protocols and advising on whether ICO reporting threshold has been met;
  • Acting in relation to data controller/data processor relationships and drafting/negotiating data processing agreements;
  • Directing clients in relation to data transfers outside the EEA and advising on data transfer mechanisms;
  • Supporting corporate teams in relation to data transfer and risk exposure on sale/purchase transactions;
  • Providing training to business managers on data protection legislation and raising data consciousness of staff;
  • Drafting data protection policies and privacy notices or statements and advising in relation to website data capture;
  • Advising clients in relation to direct marketing and data storage/retention;
  • Louise completed her Advanced Litigation Diploma at Nottingham Law School;
  • The corporate and commercial team won team of the year at the 2019 Northern Law Awards.

Key Practice Areas

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Procurement
  • Data Protection
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