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Florence Maxwell

Senior Associate

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"I work closely with businesses to understand their commercial needs and concerns, providing advice and assistance with their day-to-day running.

I advise a number of businesses (ranging from local, owner managed businesses to international PLCs) on data protection, including the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. I help businesses conduct internal audits to locate and understand what personal data is being processed and whether that processing is GDPR compliant, and I advise them on steps they need to take to improve their processes and documentation. I draft GDPR compliant privacy policies, website documents, internal policies and processes, legitimate interest assessments, data protection impact assessments and GDPR records of processing, ensuring that the documents accurately reflect the processing that the business carries out and can be easily interpreted and understood by the business and by the relevant data subjects. I also provide regular advice to businesses on data protection issues as and when they arise, including data subject requests and breaches, and I provide bespoke GDPR training sessions.

My commercial experience includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements (including sale and purchase, manufacturing, agency and distribution agreements and website documents). I also advise businesses on commercial issues such as consumer regulations, competitions and prize draws."

Career Path

2009 - University of Sheffield - Law with French LLB
2010 - College of Law, York -Legal Practice Course
2010 - Stewars Law - Paralegal 
2012 - Clarion - Trainee
2014 - Clarion - Qualified as an associate
2020 - Clarion - Promoted to senior associate

Florence’s attention to detail, her ability to understand our software and the ability to understand what our customers need, is excellent. She manages to distill complex information into material that is easy for busy social care managers to use. Over the last few years Florence has demonstrated a responsiveness, a willingness to help and a reassuring, knowledgeable voice. Our relationship with Florence has added value to our business and has been invaluable to our customers.

Philippa Shirtcliffe, Quality Compliance Systems Ltd

Florence has assisted me with the drafting and negotiation of general commercial contracts, as well as effectively acting as an extension of my in-house legal team by the efficient project management of over 15 overseas law firms on my behalf. Florence always approaches work in an enthusiastic manner and is a pleasure to work with, meeting deadlines and providing sound legal advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending Florence.

A senior PLC in-house lawyer