Information Law

Information Law
Drawing on his significant experience as a Barrister and unique access to the resources of the prestigious Six Pump Court, Stuart is ideally suited to advising, representing and resolving your legal issues relating to information law, the Environmental Information Regulations of 2004 and the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you require the services of traditional lawyers as well as an experienced information law barrister, please contact my clerk and ask for Stuart Jessop on 0207 797 8408 or

As a  barrister, I can assist you with all aspects of information law.

Information Law (including GDPR)

Stuart is able to advise and represent individuals, public bodies or commercial or other organisations on a range of information law matters including:

  • GDPR
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
  • Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018. Stuart is able to assist clients with advice and training in respect of this significant legal development. He is currently committed to providing such training to various local authorities in the very near future. Much of the law regarding information rights is pertinent to Stuart’s other areas of specialist practice and he often deals with such issues where these specialisms overlap. Cases include the following:

  • Advising a hotel chain on its obligations under the DPA in respect of requests for disclosure connected with an allegation made against one of its staff which was being investigated by the police.
  • Advising a local authority on their duties of disclosure and their obligations under the DPA in the context of environmental litigation.
  • Advising a police force on its data protection obligations concerning its methods for investigating online crime.

Stuart is able to represent those who face regulatory action by the ICO as well as provide advice to organisations in relation to breaches of the law, Data Protection Impact Assessments, Subject Data Requests and other matters.

What is the Freedom of Information Act?

Since 2000, the Freedom of Information Act has provided a way for individuals to compel the disclosure of information held by governmental bodies and some businesses. Applicable government bodies include the National Health Service, police authorities, local authorities and educational institutions.

Stuart can provide assistance in relation to requests and on the involvement of the ICO in respect of the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations.


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Stuart Jessop has successfully represented a landlord in a prosecution by the London Borough of Camden under section 72 of the Housing Act 2004, alleging that the property was a house in multiple occupation, requiring to be licensed under part 2 of the Act but which...

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I met Stuart when I was on the opposing side in a recent licensing appeal. Since that time Woods Whur have instructed him in matters, in the most recent of which he won and had costs awarded in our client's favour. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Mr. P Whur, London

Mr Jessop is excellent at identifying the issue, asking relevant questions and setting out the way forward. He is friendly & approachable at all times and puts clients at ease. He elicits and analyses the evidence and advises clients clearly on the prospects of success. We recommend Mr Jessop to clients without hesitation.

Mr. G Hopkins, London

It’s not often you meet someone as tenacious as Mr Jessop. He is committed, efficient and persuasive and possess all of the qualities you could wish for from your lawyer. He is positive where others are negative, he shows dogged determination to deliver the right result for his client. I have no hesitation in recommending him - top class.

Mr. D Rogers, London

Stuart Jessop, counsel, has covered a number of difficult Licensing applications through Sanders Solicitors, including Hearings before Licensing Committees and Appeal Hearings in the Magistrates' Court. Clients have always been complementary of Mr. Jessop's advocacy and advice. He easily grasps the issues at hand and is readily forthcoming with advice on LW, Practice and Procedure.

Mr. C Turner, London

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