Act now to protect your business assets, part two

Event date: 19 Jan 2023

We are facing a time of unprecedented risk, disruption, political and social upheaval so it is more important than ever to protect the confidential and highly sensitive information that is vital to your business success.

In this webinar DMH Stallard, with First Response, provide practical steps to help you achieve a successful outcome if your business assets are at risk from:
  • Third parties – preparing for potential data breaches, cyber policies, creating an incident response plan and gearing up your supply chain and internal operations for dealing with a data breach and seeking to protect your business 

Webinar programme

How can you prepare your business for dealing with a data breach, in order to try and protect your company’s confidential business information and assets?

  • What policies and procedures should you have in place?
  • How should you deal with communications both internally and third parties?
  • Are there any personal data issues that require consideration on ICO reporting?

Debbie Venn, Commercial, IT and data law expert and Partner at DMH Stallard 

What steps can you take if something goes wrong?

  • High Court guidance when facing claims
  • What remedies are available?
  • When to hand over to an independent third party (use of forensic specialists)

Nicola Billen, Dispute Resolution expert and Partner at DMH Stallard

Forensic support

  • Are you genuinely prepared for a significant data loss event?
  • Response plans and the preservation of evidence
  • How can forensics help? Case studies on what you should and shouldn't do if it all goes wrong!

John Douglas, Technical Director at First Response



John Douglas

John Douglas specialises in incident response involving server and systems breaches resulting in data theft. He holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science in the field of Forensic Computing.

John brings over 20 years of computer experience and programming skills to the cases he works on. His ability to reverse engineer malicious code used to compromise computer networks, to determine what intellectual property has been ex-filtrated, who is responsible and how exactly they got in has been central to several cases involving computer misuse and ‘hacking’. 


Nicola Billen

Nicola Billen has specialised in dispute resolution since 2004 and has a broad range of experience in commercial litigation. Her clients include a wide range of industries, including IT and telecommunications and her practise covers disputes ranging from corporate and shareholder to general contractual, including breach of restrictive covenants and confidentiality.

Recent work includes representing a software company over a dispute regarding ownership of its IT platform and source code, which included applying for injunctive relief. Nicola has helped many clients understand what risks can be insured against, what can be mitigated and got rid of, and what they just need to live with. By constantly reviewing internally, businesses can make sure their risk is properly managed, leaving the Board to focus on what is important: driving shareholder value and growth.

Debbie Venn

With more than 17 years' experience, Debbie has worked with global brands, household names and entrepreneurial businesses advising on trading arrangements, contracts, collaboration agreements, intellectual property rights protection and commercialisation, licensing and royalty agreements, IT contracts (software licences, support and maintenance, SaaS / Cloud, managed services and IT infrastructure contracts), online trading / website regulation, privacy and data protection issues (including GDPRs).


Part one

If you missed part one of our webinar series, click here to catch up.
  • Your people – how you can maximise business protection provisions in your staff documentation and what steps you should take if your commercial advantage is compromised to give you the best chance of success in litigation

This seminar is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of the contents of this seminar.
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