Mariel is a qualified data protection practitioner. She advises the claims handling teams and GDPR working group of an insurer and Lloyd's syndicate on GDPR compliance. She has also advised a large teaching hospital and regulatory body.  An online retailer and other businesses instruct her in relation to the processing of personal data about customers, and how to obtain effective consent.


Over many years Mariel advised a police force on data protection, and she successfully defended claims for compensation for data protection breaches and breach of the article 8 right to privacy. She recently made a successful claim for compensation against a public authority who shared information about a manager's absence from work, due to stress, to other managers who did  not need to know.

  • Outsourced data protection officer          

  • Compliance audits

  • Data protection impact assessments

  • Data retention advice

  • Data protection policies

  • Records of processing activities

  • Records of decisions

  • Privacy notices

  • Data subject access requests


  • Consent

  • Contracts with data processors

  • Transfer of data outside EU

  • Data protection breaches

  • Notifications to ICO and data subjects

  • Dispute resolution

  • Defence of claims for damages

  • Training