Fieldfisher is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Tedstone as a partner in its technology and data practice.
Sarah joins from Shoosmiths, where she specialised in privacy, data protection and cyber security in the UK and internationally.
As part of her broad privacy practice, Sarah has particular experience of working with life sciences and medtech clients, as well as public bodies, charities and pensions.
Her clients tend to be large, often global, organisations attracting regulatory scrutiny in need of specialist privacy advice.
At Fieldfisher, Sarah will focus on growing her life sciences and medtech practice, which is a high-risk area of privacy law with potential for significant growth in view of plans for the UK and other jurisdictions to commercialise health data, and the post-pandemic removal of barriers to the development of new technology-enabled health and life sciences solutions.
She will also build on her experience of working on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and large general global compliance projects, and advising pension schemes, trustees and charities.
Sarah will be joining Fieldfisher's market leading data privacy team within the firm's technology and data group, Co-Headed by partners Hazel Grant and Simon Briskman.
Commenting on Sarah's appointment, partner Hazel Grant said:
"We are pleased to welcome Sarah to our team. Her experience and skills in the life sciences sector, which is proving to be a rapidly expanding area for privacy law advice, will further enhance our capabilities.
"Sarah's work with public bodies and charities also fits with other areas of strength for our team. We look forward to working with her. "
Partner Simon Briskman added:
"Our clients are increasingly demanding support on privacy regulation compliance and expertise like Sarah's is hotly sought after.
"Adding partners of Sarah's calibre to our group reinforces our reputation as a leading technology and data firm."
Sarah Tedstone said:
"Fieldfisher's reputation for data privacy advice is outstanding and I am delighted to join Hazel and Simon and the group at the cutting edge of this rapidly-developing area of compliance.”
Sarah will join the firm on Monday 15 May.
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