Legal Training GDPR & Data Protection

We provide a wide range of training, webinars and workshops tailored to suit your business requirements on data protection and privacy matters. 

In the area of data protection, which continues to evolve with more and more consumers focusing on privacy, we can provide training, webinars and workshops for managers, HR staff and other individuals on key compliance matters, such as record keeping, policies, procedures and how to deal with issues as they arise.

 

These training sessions will be tailored to suit your industry and highlight the key issues you should consider. Our training builds on our vast experience of dealing with data protection compliance (including GDPR), subject access rights and the impact of Brexit.

Workshops

Our Data Protection workshops are designed to be highly interactive and are completely tailored to suit your needs, whether they be a simple refresh, a requirement for full training or a more in-depth session on a specific requirement, and each workshop will provide scenarios to be examined by attendees. Our workshops are led by our Partners who specialise in the area of data protection and information management, and are regular authors and speakers in this area.

Online Training

We can provide online training on a subscription basis which is a useful tool for reaching large audiences quickly at a time and place that is convenient to them.

Online training modules include: purpose and application of data protection legislation, types of personal data, requirements when processing data (both electronic and manual records), storing and securing personal data, data subjects' rights, including data subject access requests, and mock scenarios to test your knowledge.

Face-to-Face Training

We can provide interactive face-to-face training (on- or off-site) to allow staff to ask questions and work through practical examples. This training can be a general overview of data protection or we can provide specific tailored workshops for your market sector and on key issues, such as responding to subject access requests, dealing with personal data breaches, appointing data processors and drafting compliant contracts, charity governance, fundraising and direct marketing.

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2019.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.