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Liz Fitzsimons

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Liz Fitzsimons is a Partner who specialises in data protection and freedom of information, particularly in relation to international issues and transfers. Liz has a great deal of experience with multi party and multi country compliance issues and programmes and works with a specialist team on such projects. Recent experience and compliance programmes include strategic advice on US vendor engagements for expense claim management and travel services; assistance re privacy requirements on international outsourcings and new IT systems; dealing with requirements for SOX and ethnical reporting lines and data consolidation in shared service contract hubs.

Liz has also worked with clients in relation to privacy issues on pan European and trans Atlantic e-discovery in litigation, data sharing agreements and protocols, advice on customer relationship management systems, and data audits. Her practice also includes advice on security breaches, security obligations and reporting, privacy and data policies and protection of confidential material. Liz also has extensive experience dealing with requests for information, responses, appeals and ICO investigation and complaints for clients. Liz is a frequent speaker at events including PDP's Annual FOI 2010 Conference and regularly provides training for clients.

She is recommended in Chambers Data Protection Best of UK category which states "Liz is very much appreciated by clients for her extensive experience and commercial sense", Chambers 2010.


Liz is one of our specialist Brexit lawyers. Contact Liz Fitzsimons for more information on how Brexit may affect your contracts. View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.


Liz has recently contributed to new privacy and data protection law videos on how our privacy and data protection legal team can help you.
View the videos below

Privacy and data protection: How can we help you?

Privacy and data protection, Why work with Eversheds?

Privacy and data protection, Understanding and experience





Brexit and the legal implications for businesses


Visit our Brexit Legal Advice Hub for in-house lawyers



East Anglia: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP draws on an experienced team of corporate, IT and IP lawyers to handle complex projects for both national businesses, including financial institutions, and high-growth companies based in the technology hub of Cambridge. Transactional technology lawyer and practice head Simon Crossley is the key contact. He is global head of life sciences and a recognised expert in regulatory matters and IT commercialisation projects. His recent highlights included acting for National Grid in the development of its nationwide smart meter business. Partner Liz Fitzsimons is recommended for matters involving privacy and information laws, on which she frequently advises private and public sector clients. Her recent work includes handling data protection, GDPR, e-privacy and freedom matters. IP specialist Adrian Toutoungi also plays a key role in the practice.

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London: Risk advisory

Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

Within: Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP boasts a 'very strong and experienced team' focusing on data protection, information and cybersecurity law, which offer 'excellent value for money'. With 'specialist knowledge and practical experience of data protection litigation' the team has the capabilities to handle significant strategic projects and contentious matters. In a significant mandate, the team was instructed by Santander UK on its UK GDPR compliance programme. The group also acted for an international IT services provider following a cyber-attack on its network, including risk advice, analysis of personal data laws and potential liability under contract law, negligence and other torts. Paula Barrett heads up the practice which also includes 'national expert'  Liz Fitzsimons, who attracts praise for her 'calm, practical, and measured advice'. Simon Morrissey has recently joined the team.

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