Yorkshire litigation and commercial law firm, rradar, has appointed senior solicitor David Sinclair, who will lead rradar’s Information Law team.
David will advise rradar’s fast expanding list of private, public and charity sector clients on all aspects of data protection, electronic communications and marketing, freedom of information and environmental information law.
In particular, David will advise data controllers and data processors on compliance requirements arising from the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018, as well as the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations and associated legislation.
David joins rradar from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, a leading cancer treatment, research and teaching hospital in Manchester, where he served as in-house counsel. Prior to joining The Christie, David worked at leading healthcare law firm Hempsons, which he joined on qualification as a solicitor in 2005.
While at Hempsons David advised and represented NHS trusts, charities, private sector companies and individuals being investigated in relation to a range of regulatory breaches or, who were prosecuted for regulatory offences. David also advised boards and senior managers on their statutory/regulatory obligations.
In addition to being qualified as a solicitor, David has a BSc. (Hons) in Occupational Health and Safety, a Post Graduate Diploma from University of Durham in Environmental Management and Practice, together with a Masters of Laws degree in Information Law and Practice.
David is currently a post-graduate researcher at Northumbria University, who PhD thesis is entitled ‘AI-powered data mining for genomic and biomedical research: Does UK data protection law offer an effective and balanced protection for peoples’ personal data?’
Andrew Cameron, Chief Legal Officer for rradar, said: “We are excited by the appointment of David, who joins us as a highly respected and talented solicitor with a national reputation.
“His impressive track record, and significant experience working with Commercial and Public Sector clients and with UK’s regulators, makes him the best candidate to advise and help our clients, further strengthening our Information Law capabilities.”
David Sinclair added: “I am pleased to be joining rradar’s award-winning team at such a pivotal and significant time for the company and I look forward to supporting our clients.”
Andrew Cameron explained: “rradar has achieved significant growth and has built up a formidable reputation over the past few years. We are enjoying significant momentum as we continue to evolve and innovate. We are increasingly involved in complex and high-profile cases and David’s appointment is another important step as we continue to deliver innovative solutions and further enhance our service offering for our clients.”
He added: “we are always looking out for ambitious, high-quality and driven people to join our business. People such as David bring deep and diverse experiences and skills that will ensure the company’s continued growth.”