Court Sides with McDermott in Taylor Wessing Privilege Spat

Overview


Ziva Robertson led a McDermott team in securing a victory in the ongoing case of Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing, in which the clients were seeking the release of personal data held by their trustee’s law firm Taylor Wessing. “In this age of transparency, this case continues to clarify important aspects of the [Data Protection Act] and the rights of individuals to access their personal data. The most recent decision confirms that paper files are not exempt from the scope of the Act and must be searched for personal data,” she said. “Our clients are very pleased with the outcome and are grateful to the Court for vindicating their claim.”