Robin Hopkins > Chambers of James Goudie QC and Daniel Stilitz QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
11 KING'S BENCH WALK
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Specialist in data protection, privacy, FOI and environmental information. Huge experience, often for major global companies, in data breaches, compensation actions, ICO penalties and enforcement, subject access, GDPR-compliant business models, etc. Has appeared in leading data protection and privacy cases, eg Facebook v ICO (monetary penalty); DB v GMC (mixed personal data); Ittihadieh (subject access); Edem (definition of personal data). Has also appeared in hundreds of FOI and EIR appeals, eg IPSA (MPs’ expenses); APPGER (security services, international relations) and Henney (definition of environmental information). Edits the Panopticon blog.
Called 2008; Lincoln’s Inn. Member of Attorney General’s B Panel. Commissary General (Chancellor), Diocese of Canterbury.
South African College School; University of Cape Town (2000 BA Business Science); Rhodes Scholar; Oxford University (2003 BA in PPE; 2004 MA philosophical theology); City University (2007 GDL), Inns of Court School of Law (2008 BVC).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1
11KBW is ‘an excellent set for information law cases with a good range of counsel at all levels’. ‘Leader in the field’ Anya Proops QC, and Rupert Paines, are continuing to defend Morrison’s in the WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants case concerning criminal publication by an employee of company payroll data, which went to the UK Supreme Court on a point regarding vicarous liability. Well-respected by regulators, the set is often first-choice for the Information Commissioner’s Office and other public authorities, and also handles a range of private sector work. The ‘very collaborative and supportive’ Timothy Pitt-Payne QC is a key silk in this area, with Christopher Knight, David Glen and Robin Hopkins recommended as juniors.