James McGachie is a litigator and regulatory lawyer, with over 15 years’ experience in advising clients in all sectors in strategy and compliance in relation to data privacy/information security; public and regulatory law (with a particular focus on statutory regulation, investigations, inquiries and contentious procurement), and commercial and class action disputes.

He has particular interests in cyber resilience and response and is currently advising a number of multinational clients in mitigating the risks of cyber attacks, including ransomware, drawing on his experience in assisting clients recover and respond following a wide range of cyber and data incidents.

James is a regular commentator on data privacy issues in many reputable publications, including Financier Worldwide, Lexis Nexis and The Scotsman. He regularly presents on the key risk and pressure points in relation to data privacy to organisations such as the Security Awareness Special Interest Group, the Information and Records Management Society, and the Law Society of Scotland. James also regularly provides updates to clients on data privacy through the firm's "What In-House Lawyers Need" (WIN) initiative.