Nicholas De Lacy Brown advises clients in both the public and private sectors on Commercial Law, specialising in technology law, public procurement, privacy law and cyber security.

Nick has a background in Government, having previously worked across a number of legal areas in HMRC including advising on personal tax and National Insurance, National Minimum Wage, all aspects of technology outsourcing and general commercial matters, and data privacy and security. Nick is also a marketing specialist.

Most recently, Nick was the Data Protection Officer for HMRC, one of UK government’s largest and most data-rich departments with a significant level of responsibility for safeguarding the personal data of millions of taxpayers and thousands of departmental staff. His role included leading a team of 53 staff including a wide-reaching programme of risk discovery and remediation, providing technical legal advice on complex data shares, risks and mitigations, managing personal data security incidences including liaising with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and contributing towards an overarching data transformation strategy.

Nick has also provided major departmental IT sourcing programmes with key legal support, with a focus on public procurement and technology outsourcing, IT risks and mitigations and dispute resolution, data protection/GDPR compliance and contract drafting/negotiations.