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Ledingham Chalmers helps Forth Valley businesses prepare for GDPR

The extent to which the Europe-wide legislation will alter businesses' approach to data protection is the focus of an event held in Stirling next month

Tech hub and scale-up incubator CodeBase Stirling, is organising the 14 March session together with Ledingham Chalmers and Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce.

It is the latest in a series involving the Scottish full-service law firm, which has offices in the city as well as in Aberdeen, Inverness, and Edinburgh.

Inverness-based partner Kirk Tudhope along with senior associates Sarah Londragan and Veli-Matti Raikkonen from the Stirling and Aberdeen offices respectively, will talk about what will change when the legislation comes into force in May; how data protection works in practice; how businesses can prepare; and the main business risks.

Mrs Londragan said: “With only a matter of months to go, it’s crucial businesses — all of whom will be affected — understand and even embrace this radically-changed approach to data protection.

“The new regime will add to the already significant obligations on us all, and it also increases the penalties if we are in breach.

“Like the other events we’re involved with, this session — the first of its kind for us in the Stirling office — focuses on translating the complexities of the legislation into plain English: giving companies a clear, practical steer on what they can be doing now to get prepared.”

The firm is involved in a number of other GDPR-focused events.

On Thursday, 8 February, Mr Tudhope, who leads the firm’s employment law team, will speak at a Highland Business Women event at Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC’s stadium.

A week later on 15 February, he will present to Lochaber Chamber of Commerce members in Fort William, while on 22 February, Mr Tudhope will address the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) Scotland regional meeting at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness, after speaking at a Moray Chamber of Commerce business breakfast focusing on GDPR and cyber security.

Event details and registration


8 February, noon to 2.30pm. £20 for members, £25 for guests. Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Stadium. Book your place online.

Fort William

15 February, 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Lochaber Chamber of Commerce members only. Free. Book your place online.


22 February, 8am to 10am. Laichmoray Hotel, Maisondieu Road. £21.60 for Moray Chamber of Commerce members, £26.40 for two; £26.40 for non-members, £33.60 for two. Book your place online.


22 February, 12.30pm to 4.30pm. Kingsmills Hotel, Culcabock Road. Propertymark association members can book online.


14 March, noon – 2pm. CodeBase Stirling, 8-10 Corn Exchange Road. Free. Book your place online.

Posted, 01 February 2018 Categories: Events