Working for Business in the Outdoor Capital of the UK

Member Event: How to Survive GDRP – Seminar on Data Protection


We all need to understand and embrace Data Protection. This will be all the more important with the coming into force of the new European-wide data protection regime, the GDPR, in May 2018.

Data Protection affects all businesses – irrespective of size or sector. It covers everything we do with the vast amount of personal detail our businesses hold. This includes how we store it and how we communicate with the individuals identified by the data.

The legislation already covers many day-to-day transactions in the workplace but the GDPR regime significantly adds to the demands we have to meet. It also increases the penalties if we are in breach. Accordingly we all have to review our approach to handling Personal Data to ensure our businesses can meet these new demands.

This is not just an HR issue, although we all hold significant and sensitive information about our employees. It is not just an IT issue, although we will need to be confident in both our cyber-security and how we store information. We will all need to change our approach to personal data.

Data Protection is not a user-friendly subject. Fortunately we are joined by Kirk Tudhope of Ledingham Chalmers solicitors. Kirk will translate the main obligations into plain English and explain how the regime works in practice so we will have the tools to protect our business.

12.30 Registration, buffet lunch
Presentation: Kirk Tudhope
 how Data Protection works in practice
 what will change in May 2018
 the main risks to our businesses
 how to prepare including the steps we should be taking now
 Q&A
2.30pm Concludes

All attending will gain a practical understanding of data protection and be better placed to
implement the steps which should be taken now to protect our businesses.

About Kirk Tudhope
Kirk heads the Ledingham Chalmers’ employment team and is based in Inverness. He is the only Law Society accredited specialist in employment law based in the Highlands. He has also advised on data protection for over 20 years.
Kirk is recommended in the two leading guides to the legal profession, Chambers and Legal 500. Comments include “He always provides practical and comprehensive employment advice and has a clear understanding of the priorities …. from a business perspective.”
He is a well known speaker on legal subjects and has a deserved reputation for being clear, practical and entertaining. Kirk will be familiar to many members not least through his annual employment law updates for Lochaber Chamber of Commerce.

Ledingham Chalmers LLP
Ledingham Chalmers is a regional law firm with a national reputation and, with offices in Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Stirling, is one of the largest full service firms in the North and North East Scotland.
The Firm’s Inverness Office has been a firm fixture in Highlands for over 25 years. The office focuses on supporting the business community and offers an expert team of Inverness based lawyers delivering the full breadth of legal services.


Register HERE

View all events

Glenuig Inn named as Scottish Green Champion at the Scottish Green Apple Environment Awards

Glenuig Inn, on the Sound of Arisaig, was presented with the Scottish Green Champions Award at the International Green Apple Awards in recognition of their Environmental Best Practice. Glenuig Inn, one of very few leisure and tourism businesses to clearly demonstrate that it’s possible to operate efficiently and profitably with minimal environmental footprint, whilst opening […] ...
Read more

Ideas Week 2018 Tender Opportunity

Ideas Week 2018 Tender Opportunity Lochaber Ideas Week celebrates business, education and community and features an exciting series of events including networking sessions and seminars as well as an annual Gala dinner. Lochaber Ideas Week is a catalyst to stimulate fresh initiatives and ventures, creating new connections and points of collaboration designed to enhance the […] ...
Read more

New Exhibition at Lime Tree Fort William

‘An eye for the Highlands’   The prestigious photography group ‘The Society of Scottish Landscape Photographers’ is to host its annual exhibition of new work in Fort William’s Lime Tree Gallery, this April. This is the first time the Society has held this award winning exhibition sponsored by the German Lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss in […] ...
Read more

Scottish Apprenticeship Week Success Story

Developing the Young Workforce – West Highland success throughout Scottish Apprenticeship Week Throughout Scottish Apprenticeship Week, 5-9th March, the DYW WH team travelled the length and breadth of the West Highland area, as events promoting and celebrating Scottish apprenticeships took place in all nine partnership schools.  Along with Skills Development Scotland and West Highland College […] ...
Read more

View all news articles


Interface and West Highland College UHI Showcase Lunch Thursday 26th April, 12.30-14.00pm, West Highland College           What are your business goals for 2018?  Whether it’s gaining new customers, designing a better product, streamlining your processes or improving services, have you thought about working with an academic partner to help achieve your next goal? Based […]
Read more


MEMBER-ONLY EVENT Thursday 24th May, 9.30 – 11.30am Garrison West, Cameron Square, Fort William Includes delicious buffet breakfast   The fast-changing world of employment law remains a challenge for us all, so we’re delighted to welcome back Kirk Tudhope of Ledingham Chalmers Employment Team to provide clear and pragmatic guidance in their latest update for […]
Read more