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Stuart is a highly experienced commercial/ IT lawyer and works for a wide range of corporates, advising them on commercial and IT agreements. He has particular expertise in working with clients on their outsourcings and other strategic agreements.
Stuart lead our role as Official Legal Services Provider of the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 and he assisted with commercial contracts between contractors and the organising committee of the event.
Stuart Padgham is "knowledgeable, responsive and great to work with" and "combines technical expertise with commercial sense" – Legal 500 2016
"We have done some cutting edge things with them, they are happy to think about this from a commercial standpoint and come up with a plan, and this has produced some new thinking. They are competent, friendly and helpful." – Mark Hugall, Alliance Healthcare
Stuart has written a PLC practice note on business interruption.
“These results are concerning because with next May’s deadline fast-approaching and with so much at stake, our study reveals there’s a very real possibility that a large number of financial services companies will not be compliant in time.
“The financial services sector has significant data protection issues to tackle, particularly as more people move towards conducting their banking activity online. Financial institutions collect vast amounts of data which has to be treated carefully and the Regulator considers financial information to be more serious than everyday data.”
“These results are concerning because with next May’s deadline fast-approaching and with so much at stake, our study reveals there’s a very real possibility that a large number of IT & telecoms companies will not be compliant in time.
“It’s a staggering statistic but 90% of the world’s data was only created in the last two years. Data is at the very heart of every telecoms operations and by 2020, there will be ten times the current amount of mobile data and much of it unstructured. The time to install the right data shields and internal compliant controls to minimise the risk of breaches is now.”
“These results are concerning because with next May’s deadline fast-approaching and with so much at stake, our study reveals there’s a very real possibility that a large number of real estate firms will not be compliant in time.”
“Margins are tight in this sector and businesses rely on the right permissions to properly market their offers and discounts. It is important to recognise that taking a proactive approach towards GDPR compliance will potentially reap financial benefits. Good data governance can build customer trust and the right permissions can also help businesses take advantage of the Big Data Revolution and enable them to commercialise their data for competitive advantage.”
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