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Paula Barrett, Partner

Paula Barrett


Co-Lead of Global Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Practice areas

  • Brexit
  • Commercial agreements
  • Financial services
  • Health and life sciences
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Industrial engineering
  • Outsourcing and offshoring
  • Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Telecoms

Practice notes

Paula Barrett, a partner in the London office, co-leads the global cybersecurity and privacy practice. She has been practicing in this area for over 20 years and currently leads a team of more than a 120 cyber and privacy attorneys. Paula assists international clients in interpreting new and existing data protection and cybersecurity laws, operationalizing their application and implementing a strategy for compliance globally. Her background in technology law makes her well placed to help clients understand the application of data protection and cybersecurity laws in the digital environment within emerging technologies and new product development. Her experience includes advising on breach incidents across multiple jurisdictions, high-profile breach investigations and responses, coordinating with multiple agencies and stakeholders, managing potential claims and damage to reputation, and GDPR supervisory assessments/audits.

Ranked in Chambers UK and Legal 500, clients report that Paula is "exceptionally commercial and very knowledgeable in the area of data privacy." She is "pragmatic in terms of suggested actions" and "recognizes the importance and urgency of advice."


Paula is one of our specialist Brexit lawyers. Contact Paula Barrett for more information on how Brexit may affect your contracts. View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.


Privacy and information law in the UK - What to expect if the UK leaves the EU

This document looks at the impact on privacy and information laws in the UK if a Brexit was to happen.


Making memorable client connections - Our experienced international IT team

The Eversheds Sutherland handbook provides insight into the quality of our experience,geographical reach and breadth of our client relationships in terms of the full range of IT transactions.

Paula has recently contributed to new privacy and data protection law videos on how our privacy and data protection legal team can help you. View the videos below

Privacy and data protection, Why work with Eversheds?

Privacy and data protection, Understanding and experience



   Eversheds recognised as Commercial Team of the year at the British Legal awards


UK-wide, Our Data Protection & Information Law Practice is Band 2

Chambers 2018 say Paula Barrett is "exceptionally commercial and very knowledgeable in the area of data privacy," report sources. Clients confirm that she is "pragmatic in terms of suggested actions" and "recognises the importance and urgency of advice." She tackles investigations, compliance concerns and cybersecurity breaches across the globe.

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