Sallianne Cockerham is a qualified solicitor with over 20 years experience in Commercial Litigation and Commercial and Employment issues. Having run her own successful practice for a decade, Sallianne has now taken on an additional role and been appointed as an in-house counsel for the world’s largest procurement platform in the marine industry as part of their senior management team.

The landscape of legal services is changing, but not quickly enough for the needs of modern business practices. Costs and budgeting is vital for any successful small to medium business. unexpected legal bills/pay outs to disgruntled staff (however unmeritorious) could have a huge impact on profit margins. At S.A.C Law we will, from the outset, sit down with you and get an understanding of where your business currently is, and what direction it will grow in. There is no need to re-invent the wheel; most firms already have quite a good base, but may have not devoted the manpower or resources to ensure all the foundations of HR and employment safeguards are there. We can help you tweak that, or start from the ground up if necessary. GDPR is a perfect and recent example of that. It is important to have the right policies in place and educate your staff and update clients, but it does not need to be overly complicated or expensive. We will look at the business operations, IT side, client type, marketing methods, and tailor any documents to that

For example, while everyone is heaving a sigh of relief that GDPR has arrived, are people aware of the role of PECR – the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and how it may impact on your electronic marketing?