Cyber and tech litigation specialist bolsters Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol-based UK digital practice

November 29, 2022

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has strengthened its UK-wide digital practice with the appointment of cyber and tech litigator Simon Davis in its Bristol office.

Simon, pictured, joins as an associate and barrister, specialising in contentious data protection and cyber security matters. 

He has particular expertise in providing advice and support to clients who suffer personal data breaches and acting in relation to related regulatory investigations and enforcement action.

Prior to joining WBD, Simon worked at DWF where he acted on a number of notable matters including a ransomware attack affecting a telecommunications business, a largescale business email compromise affecting a global insurer and a malware attack affecting a global online retailer.

He also has experience of providing advice and representation in relation to ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) enforcement proceedings, including successfully resisting a penalty notice concerning a telecommunication business’s electronic marketing practices and PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) compliance, and an investigation concerning a financial services organisation’s data processing activities and GDPR compliance.

Bristol-based WBD technology partner Alastair Mitton said: “We’re delighted to welcome Simon to our well-established technology practice.

“His specialist experience aligns perfectly with WBD’s sector offering and brings a significant amount of complementary expertise to our Bristol team.”

WBD’s digital practice advises clients across a large number of sectors and provides a fully tailored, personal service with clients able to access support ranging from a specific area of legal advice, such as within data protection and privacy law or cyber security law, to a comprehensive source of constant legal advice.

The Legal 500 directory described the WBD’s digital team as having a “pragmatic and can-do approach” and “excellent expertise in relation to complex and sophisticated matters”.

The firm also recently launched its re:connect campaign, which provides insights and advice to businesses to help them build operational resilience, minimise data risks and cyber threats, and shape their technology infrastructure to navigate complex regulations in an evolving global environment.

WBD has seven UK offices, with Bristol the second largest, along with 22 in the US.

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