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Liz Fitzsimons, Partner

Liz Fitzsimons



French – Basic, German - Basic

Practice areas

  • Automotive
  • Brexit
  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Health and life sciences
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Transport

Practice notes

Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Liz Fitzsimons is a Partner who specialises in privacy and information laws for private and public clients. Liz helps clients with all aspects of data protection, GDPR and e-privacy, freedom of information and compliance with environmental information regulations. Her work includes strategic advice on UK wide and multi-national data privacy, including assisting clients with audits, transfer and compliance programmes and development of supporting documents, such as privacy notices and policies. Liz has also worked closely with clients on key data sharing and shared service arrangements, in relation to mergers and acquisitions, and on critical data privacy issues when outsourcing.

In the event of security and other alleged breaches, Liz works with client to help them with decisions on and making notifications, as well as successfully defending clients against ICO investigations and enforcement action, including fines. She frequently assists clients to deal with personal data requests as well as transparency compliance, including complex, sensitive and / or voluminous requests for information. Liz has a strong track record in minimising the impact of complaints to the regulator and has dealt with numerous information tribunal appeals for clients.

Liz is a regular speaker at conferences and events, including at PDP's national annual FOI and DP conferences and also provides the training for PDP's national Advanced FOI Exemption training course. Liz provides frequent press comments, briefings and articles for a range of publications and is recommended by Chambers and Legal 500.


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


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Liz 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: How can we help you?

Privacy and data protection, Why work with Eversheds?

Privacy and data protection, Understanding and experience


Liz Fitzsimons discusses the data protection issues in Hussain v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and argues that the ruling will be welcome to organisations seeking to apply relevant lawful use grounds.

Read the full article here

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