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Stewart is a data protection, privacy and cyber security expert, covering all aspects of strategy, law and compliance.


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Stewart is a dual qualified barrister and solicitor with nearly 30 years’ experience.  Since 2001 he has practised exclusively in the fields of Data Protection, Privacy and Cyber Security, most recently as the global leader of the legal services business in a Big 4 accountancy firm and the joint global leader of the multi-disciplinary data protection business.

He is recognised by the legal directories as one of the country’s leading lawyers in these areas, having acted in many high-profile cases and written or co-authored a number of influential textbooks.  

In 2017 he was invited to give evidence to Parliament on the impact of the EU data protection regime on Brexit. He is also a past winner of the Financial Times Legal Innovator of the Year award, co-founder of The Cyber Security Challenge UK and President of the National Association of Data Protection Officers.

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London > Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

(Leading individuals)

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DWF‘s ‘outstanding’ team houses ‘extremely capable and experienced legal practitioners’, who cover the whole spectrum of data protection and cybersecurity work, including international data transfers, the data protection aspects of corporate transactions, large-scale litigation and investigations, among others. From Manchester, compliance expert JP Buckley overseas the practice alongside London-based lawyers Stewart Room, who is rated as one of the industry leaders in the area of data protection, privacy and cybersecurity’, and James Drury-Smith, who is especially sought after by clients in the tech, financial services and healthcare sectors seeking advice on governance and privacy matters.