Kate Grimley Evans is an experienced data protection specialist with particular expertise in the education sector.

Kate Grimley Evans was formerly the Head of Information Law at Stone King LLP. She qualified as a solicitor in 2004, having trained with Eversheds. She worked both at Eversheds and Mills & Reeve before joining Stone King in January 2011. Kate qualified as an EU GDPR Data Protection Practitioner in 2017. Kate left Stone King in August 2019 to launch her own company to concentrate on first rate data protection training and compliance auditing. Kate also offers a wide range of compliance advice through her company.

In addition to the services offered through her company, Kate continues to practise as a solicitor and is available for all manner of information law related legal work through the law firm Kesteven Partners.

Kate has recently been appointed as a Fee Paid Member of the Upper Tribunal assigned to the Administrative Appeals Chamber (Information Rights Jurisdiction) and First Tier Tribunal General Regulatory Chamber (Information Rights Jurisdiction).

Kate is also an expert speaker for Central Law Training. You can find out more by clicking the link.

Kate is an expert in her field and has spoken at high profile conferences such as the Grammar School Heads’ Association Conference, Institute of School Business Leaders Conference and the Optimus Education Conference. She is the author of the leading guidance on the GDPR for the museum sector.

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Kate’s specialism is information law (both data protection and FOI) in the education sector where her knowledge of how schools and colleges work as well as her knowledge of education law add considerable value to her data protection training and compliance auditing.

When Kate delivers training or auditing services to law firms, they can rest assured that Kate has experienced law firms from the inside and understands how they work. For those being trained Kate can speak from experience of legal work as well as drawing on her experience of having trained and supervised a number of lawyers.

Kate’s knowledge of ICO practice and experience in handling complaints to the ICO, allows her to identify the main risks during a data protection audit and helps her to bring her training alive.