GDPR Essentials for law firms

GDPR poses one of the highest risks to the legal profession. The large amount of personal data that you process is increasingly at risk, with the growing sophistication of cyber-attacks and the volume of paperwork being handled, the threat of a data breach is a very real possibility.

In the event that you fall short of GDPR compliance, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made it clear that appropriate GDPR training will be your best line of defence.

This training will allow you to quickly and effectively meet your legislative training requirements, while learning about the specific risks that apply to your profession and how to deal with any GDPR issues that may arise.

WHY GET GDPR Training?

Data protection


  • Protect your professional reputation

  • Protect yourself from ICO fines by meeting the ICO’s training requirements, quickly and effectively

  • Minimise the risk of a data breach


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  • Have yet to undertake appropriate GDPR training this year

  • Handle personal data on a regular basis

  • Wish to ensure GDPR compliance to avoid fines

  • Wish to protect their professional reputation and practice

  • Want a fast, effective way to meet legislative required standards on GDPR


GDPR Training


  1. A comprehensive training module which is relevant to your profession

  2. A better understanding of the GDPR risks you face and how to minimise them

  3. A practical, pragmatic approach to the steps you will need to take

  4. ‘Appropriate’ GDPR Training & Certificate of Completion (for ICO audit purposes)



+ How much does it cost?

Our online course is £75+VAT. If you would like to purchase annual training for 3 years, or for several solicitors/staff, please contact us to see what discounts apply.

+ What’s included?

You will be set up with an account on our online platform, ‘The Briefed Academy', and given access to this course. It will include the full training module (with over 25 lectures) and a GDPR exam with 50 multiple choice question. All those who achieve the pass mark of 50% will receive a Certificate of Completion.

+ What topics does the training module cover?

The content includes the following –

  • The logic behind data protection legislation
  • Introduction to and history of GDPR
  • Key definitions under GDPR
  • Definitions of the 6 GDPR principles and their practical use
  • The ICO and its powers
  • Data breaches and how to handle them
  • Risks of a data breach
  • Sample crisis situations

+ Does this Certification meet the ICO training requirements?

Yes, it contains appropriate, industry-specific training content, a test and a Certificate of Completion for all who achieve the minimum pass mark.

+ How long is my Certification valid for?

Your certificate will be valid for 12 months from the date it is awarded.

+ Does it need to be renewed?

Yes, we would recommend that you renew your training each year so that you comply with the ICO’s training requirements. In various published reports, the ICO have recommended that GDPR training should be completed annually.

+ How do I renew?

We will update the GDPR Essentials for Law Firms content annually and the latest product will be available from our shop. Alternatively, if you would like to purchase this for more than 1 employee, please get in touch with us by email:, or by telephone: 028 9044 6780.

+ Is this course timed / Does it have to be done in one sitting?

No. This course is entirely available to you for 12 months and can be completed in as many sittings as you like during this time.